World famous with Young Money Records — Nicki Minaj has always been rumored to be dating fellow rapper Drake.
Nicki Minaj recently cracked a joke about wanting to run away with Drake and marry the Canadian one day in an interview with i-D magazine.
Other topics she spoke on were working with Kanye West on “Monster,” her ideal woman, her influences and more.
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What are your influences?
The way I rap is the way I speak, it’s conversational. I try not to limit what I put in my raps. I approach it like I have something to prove, whenever I do records I think, if this is my last time to say something to the hip hop world, what would I say? How would I thank people, talk about my past, prepare them for my future and also do it with style and swag? And then I go in.
What was it like working with Kanye?
When I got the call to be on Kanye’s album that’s when I started thinking “hmm…” They have their little circle and I didn’t really expect to be accepted in that little circle. Once I knew I was getting on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy I felt like this might be a movement. This is big for a female rapper to be on a Kanye album.
Do you feel like being a female rapper is more accepted now?
I think the stars have aligned and now it’s our time, I don’t know what happened, but I hope we get way more female rappers coming to the game and at a faster pace.
Who’s your ideal man?
One day I will run away with Drake and get married, but right now it’s just a fantasy.
And your ideal woman?
Rihanna. She fondled me at the MTV Awards and the America Music Awards. I love her. She’s the best fondler ever.”