quote by Nicki Minaj

Being honest, if I had a daughter I wouldn't want her listening to a Nicki Minaj CD until she was a certain age. Even when I meet my fans and they tell me they are 12, I cringe a little. I always say, 'Listen. I don't want you saying the bad words, put school first.'

— Nicki Minaj

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No offence to Nicki Minaj, but her career has essentially been a Lil’ Kim tribute

People didn't really take white rappers seriously until Eminem, because he was better than everybody. Like female emcees, you need to be like Lauryn Hill or Nicki Minaj or killing everything before somebody takes you seriously.

My whole life is about being Nicki Minaj now. It's a never-ending saga.

Around the middle of last year I started listening to a lot of rap, like Nicki Minaj and Drake... They all sing about such opulence, stuff that just didn’t relate to me - or anyone that I knew. I began thinking, “How are we listening to this? It’s completely irrelevant.”

Nicki Minaj has a better booty; but I have better shoes.

A lot of people wanted to try to make me the white Nicki Minaj.

That’s not what I’m trying to do. I love ‘hood’ music, but my talent is as a singer.

Eddie Murphy is to comedians what Nicki Minaj is to Spanx.

I am Nicki Minaj, I mack them dudes up Back coupes up & chunk the deuce up

I have so many playlists full of Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown.

I think you have a lot of really good artists today.

You have your Beyonce, Usher, Nicki Minaj and the like. But our generation, the artists were stronger. You're talking about myself, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Gladys Knight, The Temptations, The Four Tops.

Rihanna, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj - we may not win, but we would have a lot of fun [in 4x400m relay team].

As for today's music, Nicki Minaj is killing it. She's an amazing artist.

I love to dance to Robyn, Nicki Minaj and Boney M.

My cut is blunt and futuristic, and Nicki Minaj started wearing that bob on her head after she came to my show, so at the end of the day, I know what I do, and I know what I possess, and I know who I am. I'm a trendsetter. The biggest form of flattery is imitation, so I'm flattered.

I really like Nicki Minaj. I think she's great.

I put everyone in my school on to Nicki Minaj before she blew up.

I was obsessed with her and I was like, 'If she's the best female rapper then I've got to be better than her.

I love Nicki Minaj, I told her I’d admit it, I hope one day we get married just to say we f-cking did it and girl I’m f-cking serious, I’m with it if you with it, cause your verses turn me on and your pants are mighty fitted.

I love Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Katy Perry. They are all about being themselves and I love that.

I saw Nicki for the first time and, like, literally fell in love.

She had this snap-back hat on that said 'Minaj.' She used to wear that every single day. She was like a theater student and she was so cold at rapping.

I don't compare myself to Lil Kim. I'm not doing anything in comparison with any girls. I'm doing Nicki Minaj.