Nicki Minaj: Gaga comparisons are 'tired'
April 11th, 2012
11:18 AM ET

Nicki Minaj: Gaga comparisons are 'tired'

You won't offend Nicki Minaj if you try to draw a comparison between her and another outrageously dressed singer, Lady Gaga, but she just might demand to know why you think they're similar.

"[The comparison] irks me, yeah," Minaj said in an interview with ABC's "Nightline."

"First of all, I'm a rapper. I'm from south Jamaica, Queens. What are the similarities? Wigs? Every female in this game wears wigs." And if you think "over-the-top costumes" is another thing the two stars have in common, you'll be met with the buzzer sound.

"It's getting tired now, though, to me. In the beginning, I was like, it's cool...when they get to know me, they'll understand me. Gaga's a fantastic artist, she's paved her way, she's opened her own lane. But I feel like I have my own lane. And we never cross. Ever."

But one other place they might overlap, as is the case with many other artists today, is the question of whether the music videos, performances or songs are appropriate for their younger fans.

"I don't want to offend moms or children, when they come and pay their money to see a show," Minaj said of the question. "But I didn't come in the game to be an artist that appealed to kids either."

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  1. Tokra

    Nicki Minaj is a waste of time...STOP giving her ANY press. She needs to go away.

    April 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sokman

    So now I'm Dan? Man, you trolls are getting desperate. Dan, never had anything against you, so why are you making insinuations about me? Are you trying Trolling 101 or something? FAIL. Now be a good little boy, & run get me one of your mom's beers. Awfully defensive about your manhood there, which usually indicates a pen1s the size of a bellybutton. I hear a Corvette is good compisation for that, if you can save enough money from your paper route son.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      @Sokman- so, should I call you dad? Here's the thing. I've been gone for a bit. I don't know you, only what I saw. I was making a joke about your name. I haven't been trolling you, either. I do take exception to the rest of your comment. I'm not defensive about anything. Pretty secure with my manhood. No problem in the women department, either. You have no idea about me. Now, I see why you were being trolled. You are an azz. You were trolled, and put it on me. I would actually admit it if it was me. It wasn't. Big mistake messing with me, dude.

      April 11, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. xanatos

    It's all been done before. Nothing original or inovative about any of these newer performers. Minimum talent (if what they do qualifies as talent at all), maximum dullness.

    April 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Red Foreman

    @? u r absolutely right. thet both $uck. if they had any talent, they wouldn't need the wigs, etc.

    April 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. derp

    Nikki Minaj = Lady Gaga without any of the actual musical talent.

    April 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. @ lola lee

    U one of those lesbeans? U want them to be girls dont u?

    April 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Lola Lee

    @Dan&Blue ink me,now girls play nice.

    April 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dan

    @Blue Ink- I don't think you are funny, either. I don't remember telling you that I was a comic. I'm not Sokman. Sounds like a guy who likes to use the sock alot, if you know what I mean. Why don't you shove a "used" sock in that piehole of yours and just stfu!

    April 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Blue Ink ME

    @DAN. but nobody thinks ur funny. ur just sokman under a different name. bahahahahahahahaha A55hole!!

    April 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Linnie

    @Dan no one wants to see your little and Richard4'are probably the same a55hole.

    April 11, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      @Linnie- didn't mean to disrespect or upset you. Don't like ppl questioning my manhood. Richard & I are not the same person. I think the dude is funny, though. You can always tell it's Richard. Click on his name.

      April 11, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ?

    The comparison is valid: The thing they have in common is that they both suck. Vapid lyrics, idiotic fans, music that makes you dumber.

    April 11, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. @Dan

    by your comment. I would say you are a woman using a man's name.

    April 11, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      You are just jealous of this amazingly talented beautiful lady. I love her hair. It is dazzlingly beautiful.

      April 11, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      How would you like to suck my dick? I'd be more than willing to whip it out just for you!

      April 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ed

    She has looks and talent. A plus !

    April 11, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ed

    Now she is a pretty lady. Genuine gorgeous.

    April 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lil Kim

    She is my minni me!!!

    April 11, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  16. Richard Fore

    My comparison is that they are both Fu<king s|uts. If you don't like my post then you can shove a coffee mug up your AZZ.

    April 11, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  17. Dan

    OMG! I think I'm blind, at least I should be! That pink hair looks just so shockingly natural!

    April 11, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  18. boring comparison

    All female pop artists who perform on stage are now compared to Lady Gaga- Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Aguilera.

    April 11, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  19. ~BurnCinder~

    Nicki Minaj was dressing like this from the start, wasn't she?

    April 11, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  20. me

    She reminds me of a girl I was going to meet once. Thank God I backed out.

    April 11, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  21. MoonPie

    Okay you gave Janet Jackson h*ll yesterday,you called her everything but a child of god.I can't wait to read the NM posts.

    April 11, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  22. Observer is a liberal stooge.

    Observer is a liberal stooge.

    April 11, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |

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