After watching Nicki Minaj nearly break the internet with her provocative cover, Paper magazine unveiled the rap star’s new interview with the publication on Wednesday (Nov. 15). For Minaj, she remained mum regarding her fourth solo album, but delved into a plethora of topics including her love for acting, her relationship with God and how she and Future failed on piecing together a joint mixtape.
Before pursuing rap full-time, Minaj devoted her attention to acting during her adolescence. In high school, she was a sought after talent who garnered the attention of many agents. “I remember I had so many agents interested at the end of my senior year,” she said. “It was an abnormal amount of interest. But then when it came time to go on those auditions, you realize that there are millions of [girls like you] auditioning for the same role. You’re not so special.”
Minaj also spoke about how she relishes her relationship with God and how she manages to get the last laugh over her detractors.
“You can usually bet your bottom dollar that anytime you see something on the Internet going on with me, no matter how it looks, I’m usually behind the scenes laughing,” she said. “Because I have a strong relationship with God. I’ve watched Him work miracle after miracle in my life. I’ve watched Him shut down every person who’s ever come up against me, and so it’s comical at this point ’cause I sometimes feel like, ‘Wow. Don’t they know how this movie’s gonna play out? Cause I definitely know how this movie’s gonna play out.'”
When asked if she’d ever consider doing a Watch the Throne type of project, Minaj says she’d consider the idea if time is in her favor. “The only person that I’ve seen a lot of people speak on, when talking about an album of that caliber, is Beyonce? ’cause we did “***Flawless” [remix] and “Feeling Myself” and we’ve actually performed together. I always see a lot of people saying, ‘Oh my gosh, a joint album with you guys would be really dope,’ but, you know, those are the kinds of things that are just wishful thinking from fans,” she said.
She also revealed that her and Future were close to doing a joint project until their schedules clashed. “I mean, I even at one point was about to do a mixtape with Future recently, [but] with me working on my album and with him doing other projects — and he thought we should be in the same place at one point to really vibe — it was hard, ’cause he was on tour and I was in the studio [and the timing didn’t work].”
Read her interview with Paper here and check out some more photos from the feature below.
@papermagazine #WannaMinaj #BreakTheInternet photos by @ellenvonunwerth makeup by @officialsheiks hair by @tokyostylez styled by @maher_1 & myself. If you had to pick one of these 3 girls, which one u picking? Nicki the Boss (black hair), Harajuku Barbie (pink hair), or Nicki Da Ninja (blonde hair)?