Nicki Minaj looks like a modern-day Catwoman on the cover of the November 2011 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine, where the rap-stress talks about dealing with guys in the industry, the difference between herself and Lady Gaga, her abusive father and how she had suicidal thoughts back when she was a struggling artist.
The Young Money front-woman also revealed a list of things she sees herself doing over the next 5-10 years:
In 5 Years: “I will be getting married and, a couple of years after that, will have a bun in the oven””
In 10 Years: “I’ll have hundreds of millions of dollars I will have put out five albums & will have an Oscar & Grammys”
Read more excerpts below!
On having suicidal thoughts in the past:
“I kept having doors slammed in my face. I felt like nothing was working. I had moved out on my own, and here I was thinking I’d have to go home. It was just one dead end after another. At one point, I was, like, ‘What would happen if I just didn’t wake up?’ That’s how I felt. Like maybe I should just take my life?’ I would pray to God to make me famous so that I could buy my mother a huge house.”
On her abusive father:
“He would beg, cry, stalk us… One time, he pulled my mother out of a car and dragged her for two blocks. After that, I had a phobia about unlocked doors. Anywhere my mother and I were, I made sure the door was locked, because that was my only way to protect her.”
On the difference between herself and Lady Gaga:
“I think Gaga is freakin’ dope for that. But I can’t be bothered. Give me my sweats. I like transforming from completely raggedy to ‘Ahhh, I’m ready’. That transformation gives me a high.”
On what physically attracts her to a man:
“I do like a dope nose profile, one that’s straight on the side. And I like full lips. I’ve never kissed someone who didn’t have full lips.”
On dealing with guys in the industry:
“When you come into the business as a woman, you have to pay a lot of mind games because the men tend to be very aggressive. It’s like chess—you have to protect your goods. Had I just started screwing the guys, it would’ve been over because they never would’ve taken me seriously.”