The spotlight has been on powerful ladies this week thanks to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's book on women in the workplace, and Nicki Minaj is one fiery standout among their ranks.
The new "Idol" judge covers the April issue of Elle magazine, and, as someone who straddles music, TV and merchandising, muses on what women need to know about getting respect.
“My advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss," she told Elle magazine. "Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want - and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. You want everyone to know, 'OK, I can’t play games with her. I have to do right by this woman.' That’s what it’s all about.”
Read more from Nicki Minaj's Elle cover story
Elle gave the rapper/singer a makeunder, replacing her usual candy-colored style with a more understated look. For Minaj, this in itself was a milestone.
“When I saw myself with barely any makeup at, it was such a ... like, I’m so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it’s hard," she told the magazine. "I feel that it’s become a part of me. To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol’ crazy lashes - you know, nothing - I felt naked. It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.”
See the inspiration behind Nicki Minaj's Elle cover photo shoot
But when it comes to her career - or, as Elle calls it, her quest for "world domination" - Minaj is putting her family first.
“My goal in the beginning was to buy my mother a house. Now I realize, Okay, if I really focus and become a key player in business, then I can build an empire. I’m thinking of a legacy that I can be proud of and wealth that my grandchildren can use to go to college. So world domination- in terms of providing for my family – is absolutely my goal."
Thats the best she's ever looked. Enough of that jlzz filled nonsensical hair coloring crud
its just jokes silly...i would never take this personal.
I'd sooner take swimming lessons from this girl than take advice on working women.
there is her birthday present
The day I'd take advice from Nicki Manaj on how to be a woman, is the day....um.....oh, I'd never take advice from her ever! She is a giant mess, not to mention the most unlady like woman out there. She does look a lot better without all the makeup and crazy clothes, though.
Never taking advice from her is a good idea. She sounds like a whopping moron to me. And with her make up on she looks like a huge stink nugget with a wig on.
meanwhile look at this vicious woman...i would never let her near my clients.. EVER
can't stand that...drives me nuts when a woman uses their men or they are nothing without them...
low class woman and personally low
and neither can we...
is not someone i would look up too.....i find her a low end act.
stringy and gross ... instead of getting in everyones business ... get a makeover you look like a slob.
The woman is a flat tire and she's an embarrassment to her man
good for you girl–
gaga looks like a boy and never looks showered...how can somebody never look showered...beyond me.
we've said this 10,000 timeS....a flat tire ladies..hands down...she's no whitney that's for sure
That hair is gross..i'm almost 50 and my hair is shiney and clean...her hair looks filthy... plus her voice sucks.
redundant with her vicious behavior and a no talent too hollywood...her voice sucks and peopel cringe when she's around ... let's face it the woman has no class..
i would never hire her just by looking at that puss on her face....no way
she's not attractive and she's basically rude and an embarrassment to the show.
she has a big mouth but she is not flat chested.
Let's face it who would go near this evil woman...she's nasty, no personality and she makes a fool out of herself.
and a no class hack.
I LOVE YOU T Shirt Nick..
who heck understand it.....its like these 300 pound guys are bashing into each other breaking bones for some silly scores...instead of drooling over those quarterback brothers...i will watch the game and try too understand it...lolol
Instead of drooling over Derek Jeter near the dugout all night long....i think i will learn more about baseball.
i think its time for me to relate more..i will learn more about country music singers this evening...
i think its time for me to relate more..i will learn more about country music singer this evening...
But shes busty, and its a nice look... we all know they've been c-soaked before though.
love her jacket....
and we are moving on..........end of story...
don't hack in phones..and nobody will get nasty
Why is it that people like her spend thousands of dollars to look like the people they profess to 'hate'? IE: White people
She is a Nasty, Nasty joke who doesn't have the slightest clue how to behave in public.
Smootch da cootch!
rosie and other negative comments ... nobody cares ....
What a nasty girl! One of the reasons AI sucks is her. I'd love to leave some butt nuggets in her blonde wig.
I watched that for a few min's & she said something really strange about waffles. What's in those cokes they drink?
Peace, you replied to an imposter of me. Someone's trolling and using my name.
Hi Triumph, I thought a couple of your comments were a little "off". Now I know why...lol...I did laugh at the fire hydrant 1, tho! Hope your w/e is going good!
Yeah I laughed at the snooki/fire hydrant one too lol. Anyway thought I should at least tell you about it so now you know.
we got you, its over and now get lost.
Hey Triumph! How are you doing tonight? I've got to admit, this troll is pretty good. He left one "by me" on that country singer one. I was impressed on how much I knew about that guy. lol.. He's pretty good imitating you, too. I know I read your comments a couple of times to make sure it's you now. At least, he's pretty good at staying in character. Like they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery. Not sure he thinks that way, though. Whatever frosts his cupcake. lol...
1. maryanne loves him
2. 20 bucks - you effed up
3. who would cry over kate gosselin
4. gracie and jo
Hey Sadie. I'm doing fine tonight. The birds are returning here so I went over to my neighbors and left a nutty butt fudge brownie in their bird feeder. How are you? Yep our troll is decent at impersonating us. I too have to try to spot the fakes. I wasn't sure about the one on the country singer. Looks like I guessed right. Imitation truly is the highest form of flattery. It helps make us famous lol!
I love Minaj, I'm not even gonna make a sick joke on this story. Im so disappointed you guys dont appreciate the freak! I hate boring people.
She's one of many in the 15-minutes of Fame Club and/or Famous For Nothing club.
nikki plus 8 has been pursued to remain....yes ok to the other request.
love nikki with less makeup true beauty is best
and is naSty...people dont want too see that redundant crap every day
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