Nicki Minaj is interviewed on Nightline by JuJu Chang
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Continuing her Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded promo mania, Nicki Minaj sat down with ABC’s Nightline last night for a candid chat with JuJu Chang. In the interview, Nicki detailed her life growing up in an abusive household in Southside Jamaica, Queens as well as if she subconsciously created an alter ego and fantasy world to escape. JuJu also asked whether parents of young kids should be worried about their children watching Nicki Minaj and if she is easily offended by the Lady Gaga comparisons.
Should parents be worried about their kids watching Nicki Minaj?
No, I don’t want to offend moms or children like when they come and pay their money to see a show but I didn’t come in the game to be an artist that appeals to kids either. [JuJu: You’re a grown up] Right, and I’m a crazy lunatic.
Does Lady Gaga comparisons offend you?
Offend me? No. Irk me? Yes. First of all, I’m a rapper. I’m from Southside, Jamaica, Queens. What are the similarities? Let me turn the cameras and ask you.
Wigs? Every female in this game wears wigs.
The over-the-top costumes…
Over-the-top costumes? Ehhh…try again.
It does make you mad!
No. It’s just getting tiring. In the beginning I was like “ok, it’s cool. Haha, when they get to know me they’ll understand”. I mean GaGa is a fantastic artist. She’s paved her way. She’s opened her own lane. I feel like I have my own lane. And we never cross…ever.