April 11th, 2012
11:18 AM ET
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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