Nicki Minaj covers the latest Interview magazine and chats with Red Table Talk co-host Jada Pinkett Smith, Nicki spoke candidly about motherhood and business inspirations.
“I’m so happy that God allowed me to experience this,” Nicki said, about motherhood. “I’ve always loved children and I’ve always been great with children, but in the last few years I started thinking, I know it’s going to be a huge shift for me because I’m used to going wherever I want, whenever I want, and I knew having a baby was going to change all that. But I absolutely love it.”
Jada asked is there any artist or otherwise that offers inspiration on how they handle their business, Minaj said “in terms of business, of course I always note Jay-Z for being a pioneer that spear-headed his own vision and showed us that we could be moguls and business owners outside of hip-hop.”
How did you get financially literate and why was it important for you to have ownership in that way? How did you educate yourself in regard to how to handle your business? Jada inquires.
“I guess you just learn as you go, you don’t really get a formal lecture about it. But it’s always in you. Since I was young, I always loved the idea of common sense, number one, and women being in charge of their destiny. I always thought that was important. I loved hearing about queens from any part of the world, how they did their thing, and how they got to where they got.
I vowed I would never be one of these Black women, these men, these Black rappers that make all this money and then have nothing to leave for their kids. I would promise my family since I was a kid, “I’m going to get rich and buy you a house.” I had all these big dreams, but it was always important to me what I was going to leave behind. So even though I’m not even halfway where I’m trying to go financially, I know that no one is going to be on top of my stuff more than me. And I feel like as women, people always assume that they can play with you, for lack of a better term, and I just can’t have that. I have to leave something behind because we work hard. Yo, this industry, it takes so much out of you mentally, man. And to do all of this and then not have anything to show for it? I refuse.” said Nicki.
As far as business deals, she is set to release her own flavored bag of chips with Rap Snacks and has been offered a role for Sister Act 3.
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