YMCMB’s resident cake-shaker cops a squat and lets it all hang out. Oh boy…
Nicki Minaj Covers The New Issue Of Marie Claire
On her natural hair
Maire Claire: “Will you ever do a video with your real, beautiful hair?” I ask the woman known for her arsenal of outlandish wigs.
Nicki Minaj: “Yes,” she says with a nod that sends cascades of blonde ringlets (not her own) into motion around her flawless face.
On her relationship with her fans and social media
“With social media, there’s a difference in the fan-artist relationship,” she says. “When someone can hear you speaking through your thoughts and words, they get to make a very quick judgment—quicker than they’d have been able to make in the ’80s or ’90s. They get to feel: Are you real? Is this you? I tell my Barbz, ‘You guys know the difference between rap, play, and dead-ass serious.’ They know the difference between those three Nickis. And they’re so smart. They teach me every day. They’re the meat and potatoes of who Nicki Minaj is.”
“I’m very aware that millions of people on Twitter have no idea what we’re talking about,” she says of the gobbledygook conversations she carries on with her Barbz. That’s because “we kind of have our own language. I used to think it was just a Queens language or a New York language or an East Coast language, but now it’s a Barb Nation language. I have South African Barbz. Japanese. German. Saudi Arabian. You can be a Barb wherever you live.”
You hear that? Even you grown-azz 40-year-old women can live your 2nd childhood and become a “Barb”. SMH
Flip it over to read about Nicki’s “secret boo” and what she has to say about her future as an actress.