Nicki Minaj Talks Working With Kanye West, Biggest Influences

Nicki Minaj is arguably the biggest female rapper in the game for that last couple of years.

But in a male dominated genre like hip-hop and dancehall, female artists always have to work twice as hard as their male counterpart to garner the same level of respect.

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Nicki Minaj has had the pleasure of working with some of the biggest names in hip-hop today including Kanye West, Jay Z, Nas, Lil Wayne and more.

But perhaps being featured on Kanye West platinum-selling album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

“When I got the call to be on Kanye’s album that’s when I started thinking, ‘Hmm,'” Nicki says. “They have their little circle and I didn’t really expect to be accepted in that little circle. Once I knew I was getting on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, I felt like this might be a movement. This is big for a female rapper to be on a Kanye album.”

Nicki Minaj also said she always has something to prove whenever she lay down a track in the studio.

“The way I rap is the way I speak, it’s conversational,” Nicki express. “I try not to limit what I put in my raps. I approach it like I have something to prove, whenever I do records I think, if this is my last time to say something to the hip hop world, what would I say? How would I thank people, talk about my past, prepare them for my future and also do it with style and swag? And then I go in.”

During the same interview with i-D, Nicki Minaj says she would like to marry Drake and run off with him, but says he ideal woman would be Drizzy’s on-again-off-again girlfriend Rihanna.