Nicki Minaj Opens Up on Nightline

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Nicki Minaj showed who’s the boss during her interview on ABC’s “Nightline.” The “Starships” rapper sat down with Juju Chang to discuss her appeal to the music loving masses.

While Nicki tries to appeal to fans of all ages, she doesn’t forget where she came from. “I don’t want to offend moms or children, like when they come and pay their money to see a show,” she said. “But I didn’t come in the game to be an artist that appealed to kids either—and I’m a crazy lunatic.”

She keeps one of her youngest fans, 8-year-old YouTube sensation Sophia Grace, in mind when recording a song. “We have a running joke. Can Sophia Grace sing that?”

During her performance on “GMA” last summer, her nipple made a surprise appearance, but Minaj maintains it was not a publicity stunt. “I’m so sorry about that. People are ridiculous if they think I would use that as a stunt. I would never, ever, ever—swear to God—do something like that on purpose. That’s ridiculous. I would never do that.”

Nicki opened up about her past and how she witnessed violence as a chid. “My father was abusive. We were afraid for [my mother's] life because whenever he would have a real bad outburst, he would threaten to kill her.” Minaj added, “I wanted to kill him. I wished he was dead.”

She also described the difference between men and women in power. “When a man is ‘bossed up,’ he is taking control, he’s getting money, he’s in control of his settings everytime, and there’s no synonym for it in the female world outside of bitch.”

When it came to having kids and a family, she’s in no rush. “When I saw Madonna, I realized it can be done ’cause I saw herchildren were coming to the rehearsals and that really moved me,” said Nicki, adding, “But no children anytime soon!”

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