Nicki Minaj is glad she’s made woman across the globe feel like the “baddest things on the planet”.
The rapper is famed for her flamboyant attitude towards fashion, sporting bright pink hair until recently. She loves playing with her look, and wears exactly what she feels like regardless of whether it is deemed fashionable by industry experts or not.
The 26-year-old has made it her mission to show her female fans the importance of feeling confident in your own skin, and loves it when she sees her message penetrating.
“A lot of people on Twitter trying to be funny will say to me, ‘Damn you for giving these girls so much confidence. Now everybody thinks they look good,’” she explained. "That makes me feel good. If these girls walk around thinking they are the baddest thing on the planet, I am happy. That’s my manifesto. That’s my mission statement.”
Nicki revealed learning not to take other people’s comments to heart has helped her get through life. It was only when she stopped relying on others to make her feel happy and sexy that she finally accepted her body as it is.
“A lot of fans say they like me because I don’t give a damn what they say about me. As a teenager you spend so much time worrying about what people say about you,” she explained to British newspaper The Sun. "When you have someone to look up to and you feel they don’t care, it makes you more comfortable with yourself.
"Whether you are overweight, whether you feel ugly, whatever it is. You know what? I am a bad b***h. I don’t care. That’s the attitude they have.” © Cover Media