She's more than crazy costumes and crude lyrics. Girl is hella smart.
It's easy for plenty of celebrities to get caught up in the rough and tumble of Hollywood fame. I mean, can you imagine how difficult to keep a level head amidst all the glitter and lights? Luckily for us, though, every once in a while we get the few genuine role models in the limelight from time to time.
It's not to say that ALL celebrities set awful examples, although some of them arguably do (I'm looking at you Justin Bieber). And it also wouldn't be fair to say that all celebrities that offer a good example don't also have their moments of weakness where they're ... um ... less than inspirational (to say the least). But hey, no one's perfect, so we can't chastise celebrities for being human, too.
So sure, plenty of people criticize Nicki Minaj on her over-the-top costumes, more-than-sexy concerts and crude lyrics, but there's WAY more to her than that. In the end, under all that makeup and those over-the-top celebrity feuds, she's got a lot to say that would do people some good to listen to.
Not only does Nicki say (EXACTLY) what she means, but she does so in a way that proves she doesn't need to bend to anyone, and that taking hold of her own dreams and living the life she wants it TOTALLY up to her, and her alone. We could ALL use that kind of killer confidence.
So the next time you hear one of her songs on the radio or see her KILLING IT on the cover of Marie Claire, take a moment to soak in some of her spirit. You won't be disappointed. And read through some of our favorite quotes of hers below:
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"You could be the king but watch the queen conquer." — Nicki Minaj
"I will not let anyone scare me out of my full potential." — Nicki Minaj
"Don't chase the boys. Don't depend on anybody. Do your thing." — Nicki Minaj
"I stand for girls wanting to be sexy and dance. But also having a strong sense of themselves. If you got a big ol' butt? Shake it! Who cares?" — Nicki Minaj
"I want to build my empire. In my field, I have always seen men do it. From Diddy to Dr. Dre to Jay Z. Now it's a woman's turn."
— Nicki Minaj
"Sometimes you gotta be beauty and a beast." — Nicki Minaj
"Shoutout to my haters, sorry you couldn't phase me." — Nicki Minaj
"There's always gonna be evil people in the world who just do negative shit. You just have to kill them with kindness and they'll die slowly." — Nicki Minaj
"Love it or hate it, this is me. This is who I am." — Nicki Minaj
"Always tell someone how you feel because opportunities are lost in the blink of an eye, but regrets can last for a lifetime." — Nicki Minaj
"I'll never be perfect. Believe me I'm worth it. So take me or leave me." — Nicki Minaj