Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has come out and made it a point to play in the same league with the great rappers like Jay Z. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, the award-winning singer said
“I don’t need to read a book about [business]. I can look at someone’s career and just pinpoint the dos and the don’ts, and the one person I’ve done that with for my entire career was Jay Z,” she says.
“He did such a great job being an authentic street guy and a businessman, and I was like, Why aren’t there women doing that, taking the success from rap and channeling it into their empire? I felt like anything he could do, I could do.”
And if that wasn’t enough she further went on to talk about young women who marrying into money which is worrisome. “Nowadays, I feel like [young women] see marrying into money—I think that’s a big thing now. I don’t want that to be a woman’s goal in life.”
“I want your goal in life to be to become an entrepreneur, a rich woman, a career-driven woman. You have to be able to know that you need no man on this planet at all, period, and he should feel that, because when a man feels that you need him, he acts differently.”
The rapper who also graces the cover of Marie Claire gave credit to Beyonce who has also helped to empower women worldwide.
“Every time Bey and I do something together, I see how women are inspired, and it has nothing to do with how we look. It has to do with how we are owning who we are and telling other women you should be the boss of your own career and the brains behind your life or your decisions or your art. I just love that feeling.”
The two powerful ladies collaborated on “Feeling Myself” and the “Flawless (Remix),” both which thrilled their fans.