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Nicki Minaj for Marie Claire magazine's latest issue.

Nicki Minaj talks empowering women, being on top; Believes she can do what Jay Z does

12 October 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Rapper Nicki Minaj graced the latest edition of Marie Claire magazine and in it, she talked about doing what Jay Z can do, hanging out with Beyonce, and empowering women.

Minaj touched on the goals of women and perpetrating the industries that are male-dominated. Minaj has made a name for herself after she debuted as the fastest female rapper in today’s music. However, it was not easy as she had to compete with big-time male rappers. She pointed out that she can also make an empire for herself just like any of the famous male rappers.

In an excerpt from her Marie Claire interview, Minaj said, “I don't need to read a book about [business]. I can look at someone's career and just pinpoint the dos and the don'ts, and the one person I've done that with for my entire career was Jay Z.”

Minaj commended Jay Z for the great job of being an authentic street guy and a businessman that it made her wonder why women are not doing that. She then noted that she realized she can do anything that he could do.

Minaj also said that other women seem to marry men who are already established instead of creating a fortune for themselves. She finds this worrisome as she does not want that to be a woman’s goal in life. The rapper said that she wants women to make it a goal that they become entrepreneurs, a rich woman, and a career-driven woman.

She also advised women to not let men feel that they need them because whenever a man feels that, he would act differently towards a woman.

Minaj continued to reveal more about her friendship with Beyonce. The two have collaborated on two hit songs entitled “Feeling Myself” and “Flawless (Remix).” She said that these two songs have become an anthem for women and she loves that her collaborations with Beyonce are inspiring women.

She believes that women are not just inspired with how she and Beyonce look but with how the own who they are.

The latest issue of Marie Claire magazine will be out this October 18 on newsstands.