nicki minaj covers marie claire

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Nicki Minaj covers Marie Claire magazine and talks about her Barbs, Idols, babies and a possible acting career.

People got to know Nicki on Idol

The perception that people had of me completely changed because there are no cue cards, there’s no script, it wasn’t me performing a song. It was, ‘Let’s see your real personality.’My core is a genuine human being who roots for other people. I didn’t want to blow smoke up their ass. I wanted every contestant to leave with something that they could remember.

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The Barbz – her loyal fans, she’s so grateful for them…

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.

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As she continues to build her empire, a possible film career might very well be in the future.

One day, when I start getting a couple gray hairs, maybe it will all be only acting. I just never know. I’ve kind of become the poster child for doing the things that no one expects.

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She gives relationship advice:

Don’t chase any man. Put your school first. Men love independent women. You don’t have to be a b*tch, but there’s nothing wrong with it at times. And: Men are kids at heart. They want to be nourished and pet like a dog.

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Nicki plans on becoming a mother someday: 

I was praying every day, ‘You know what, Lord? I want to be a mom one day, and I want to start becoming the woman who I want to parent my child.’ I wanted all of the feelings of entitlement to leave me, because some people have this life for a year or five or 10 – and a lot of them lose it. I didn’t want to become a person who wasn’t enjoying the moment.

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herve leger 2014 resort collection

Herve Leger 2014 Resort Collection, more bandage dresses in with flattering panels, A-line flares and fringing. I like the pastel colours, they bring a softness to the sexiness that these dresses are meant to exude. I am sure we will be spotting Kim Kardashian (once she gets her body back), Nene Leakes and Nicki Minaj in these numbers.

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e-v-e on rolling out mag

Eve is releasing a new album called Lip Lock, I am so glad that she’s making music again, she is  probably the one of the few MC’s that could give Nicki Minaj some real competition. She is on the cover of Rolling Out magazine and she spoke about Nicki’s music, DMX’s current drug issues and how she feels about dating.

On why women should look at themselves when dating:

“My perspective on men has definitely changed,” she admits. “I’ve dated some ridiculous dudes. For women, if you are frustrated and keep attracting the same type of dude over and over again, it is not the dude, it is you. That is something I had to learn. I needed to figure out who I was and what I wanted before I attracted the guy I needed to be with.”

On interracial dating:

“I never thought I would date outside of my race,” Eve admits. “I never thought it would seriously be something that I considered because of where we come from. Interracial dating is still not as prevalent in our community. But when I met him, it was something that was so familiar. We recognize each other in a deeper way. If somebody is treating me the way I’m supposed to be treated, who cares what race he happens to be? It took a while for us to get comfortable, but when things got serious, we went for it. When we first started having pictures taken of us, I got so many negative tweets. It shocked me. I wondered where all of that hatred was coming from. It annoys me because America is a great country. But there are a lot of hypocrites. Would you rather me date someone, like my ex [Stevie J], just because he’s black? Or would you rather me be happy?”

On Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks:

“I’m not everyone’s cup of tea and Nicki’s not everyone’s cup of tea,” she says. ”That’s life. You’re not going to listen to every single artist that comes out. But obviously, Nicki has a huge fan base and she’s doing her thing. So what does one person’s opinion mean? I think people just take stuff too far. Some of the new girls that are coming up are dope. Azealia Banks has a lot of cute wordplay. It’s a new generation and it’s cool with me.”

On DMX’s issues with substance abuse:

”DMX is my dog,” She says. “He’s the most special person I’ve ever met, honestly. It’s unfortunate that he’s going through those things. The last time I saw him was when we did the BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher. Anytime that I spend with him and get to talk with him is the best. But X is X. If you know him, you can’t tell him anything and you can’t suggest anything, X is going to do whatever he wants to do. But I’m sure he’ll get better. That’s just his process.”

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