Rapper Nicki Minaj looks a lot like Alice in Wonderland on the split cover of the latest issue of Vibe Magazine (Erykah Badu has the other cover). In the June/July 2010 feature, Nicki talks about how the music game has changed for female rappers and her use of funny voices. Continue reading to see what the Young Money rapper said…

“When I grew up I saw females doing certain things, and I thought I had to do that exactly. The female rappers of my day spoke about sex a lot . . . and I thought that to have the success they got, I would have to represent the same thing. When in fact I didn’t have to represent the same thing.”

“I’m not abandoning the funny voices. I just did a crazy tribute to ODB’s ‘Shimmy Shimmy Ya. But it’s coming up more with the album. I had a teacher in elementary who would stand on her table and whisper. We’d all turn around like, ‘What is this lunatic doing?’ But she would achieve what she wanted. She wanted us to stop talking and listen. I feel like I need to mellow it down so people can hear what I have to say.”

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