Nicki Minaj on Men: “They Want To Be Pet Like A Dog”

Nicki Minaj on Men: “They Want To Be Pet Like A Dog”

In her Marie Claire cover story, HB Nicki Minaj spoke about a number of things — including her memorable, albeit brief, stint on American Idol, the next phase of her career, and why you need to treat a man like a dog.

On American Idol:

“The perception that people had of me completely changed because there are no cue cards, there’s no script, it wasn’t me performing a song. It was, ‘Let’s see your real personality.’ My core is a genuine human being who roots for other people. I didn’t want to blow smoke up their ass. I wanted every contestant to leave with something that they could remember.”

On doing “three more albums” before she moving on to acting:

“If I can do that, I’ll feel complete. One day, when I start getting a couple gray hairs, maybe it will all be only acting. I just never know. . . I’ve kind of become the poster child for doing the things that no one expects.”

On learning to enjoy the moment and prep for the future:

“For the first time, I allowed myself to feel proud of where music had gotten me, and I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude. You feel the need to pay it forward, which starts with analyzing yourself with a true desire to grow. I was praying every day, ‘You know what, Lord? I want to be a mom one day, and I want to start becoming the woman who I want to parent my child.’ I wanted all of the feelings of entitlement to leave me, because some people have this life for a year or five or 10 — and a lot of them lose it. I didn’t want to become a person who wasn’t enjoying the moment.”

On love:

“Don’t chase any man. Put your school first. Men love independent women. You don’t have to be a bitch, but there’s nothing wrong with it at times. And: Men are kids at heart. They want to be nourished and pet like a dog.”

[Quotes via US Weekly]

THE LATEST

Kevin Gates wants President Barack Obama out of the Oval Office quick fast and in a hurry. Whether he's talking about how he has sex...

Boo Boo Kitty hooked up with her (almost) step-son Hakeem Lyon on the "Empire" season finale, and now there are rumors floating around that...

Things are all of a sudden starting to look up for "Family Matters" star Darius McCrary. Earlier this week, McCrary was arrested for being behind...

Kendrick Lamar is pissed everyone in L.A. didn't buy his "To Pimp A Butterfly" album. Despite the album moving 324,000 units in it's first week,...

While Tyrese is making his promotional rounds for his new movie "Furious 7," he's also having to deal with a ton of personal problems...