Following the success of her “Beam Me Up Scotty” mixtape, Nicki Minaj signed a contract with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Record label. Her career reached new heights and ushered in her “Pink Friday” album era.
The duo also collaborated on “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” the Re-Up album. After nearly 20 years in the rap game, the 39-year-old is finally opening up about the mistakes she made early on. In an excerpt from Minaj’s interview with Joe Budden, Minaj explained what led her to get butt injections.
“Social media was just getting started when I started. So I was a guinea pig for a lot of people. I was the first to be s—–d on the internet. surgery and at that time I had never had surgery,” Nicki said. “I had a– strokes.
She admitted that the procedure was not performed by a “doctor” or a “professional”. She also shared that she felt pressure from Wayne and others who would “casually” suggest she would go further in her career if she had plastic surgery.
“I continued to be around Wayne and them. You know, at that time, Wayne was talking about big asses. Wayne had a new girl in the studio every session and she was his muse,” the New York rapper said.
She continued, “But I was with them all the time. I was like the little sister and they said that’s what you’re supposed to look like in rap culture and I don’t look like that.
The “Pink Print” rapper also admitted that Wayne and others say “jokingly” things that affect him emotionally.
She said, “For a young girl, up-and-coming rapper or something, when it comes from someone like Lil’ Wayne, it matters. So even if they’re joking, they don’t know that the person who’s there in that room with them doesn’t find it funny.
Fans in the comments shared their appreciation and adoration for Nicki’s “brutality” and her ability to articulate how she was influenced as a woman in the industry.
One individual said: “These pranks on a young girl stay with them and inspire them to play with their bodies. But her face has always been prominent.
Another acknowledged: “The influence that men really have on us as young people is sick. I’m glad she shared that with us. Another replied, “And it’s more common in the entertainment industry than you might think.”
“I’m so glad she talked about it. I wish more girls would stop feeling pressured into getting treatment to fit in. I love that she’s telling her story and talking about it,” someone said. another.
“You see that’s why you have to be careful with the comments [you] do on people’s bodies,” said another.
It marks a rare moment of vulnerability for the rapper who has indirectly admitted to undergoing surgery in songs and collaborations such as big-sean“Dance (A$$)”.
One fan wrote: “She never lied about having surgery and y’all know that shit stop acting dense she always mentioned having surgery in her music. “
Another said: ‘But the facials never went down. You don’t need it!
To those talking about Minaj potentially blaming Wayne, one person said, “And she loves Lil Wayne, she just tells her story.”
Hip-hop fans will remember a time when Minaj was the only high-profile female rapper. Her performance and skills have inspired thousands and opened doors for other rap queens such as Saweetie, Kash Doll, Latto, Cardi B and more.
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