”I came into this industry saying I would never sleep with a…

”I came into this industry saying I would never sleep with a man to get what I wanted and I would always write my own raps, because I’ve always been smart enough to do that. I’ve done it. I’ve kept true to my main promises to myself. Everybody can’t say that. So, the same things that may have been looked at as bad at the beginning of my career, or at the beginning of my life – maybe bosses thought I was a little bit much – those things made me able to open doors for female rappers, to get a lot of money, to have a major influence and to see that translated into our bank accounts. I know a lot of girls who are going to reap the benefits of that ‘attitude’. And I wasn’t fired for having a bad attitude, I think I was fired because I voiced my opinion. Even to this day, people are uncomfortable when women voice their opinions. Everybody wants you to just smile to the camera and be quiet and take what you can get. I’m not that girl”.

Nicki Minaj – Dazed Magazine October 2017