Nicki Minaj is here for her one-night-only concert brought to us by our friends from Globe and BlackBerry. As if we couldn’t be thankful enough for bringing the Barbz here, they also invited the STATUS Team to an intimate press conference. Of course, I personally wouldn’t miss it for the world.
Wearing a pink glittered cap, leggings, and a mesh top, Nicki just couldn’t look prettier. Shrugging off sickness, she came out and greeted the press. One lucky boy even got a kiss! Jealous! Plus, I need to mention that her blonde hair with pink highlights looked so awesome up close.
We could only ask one question each, but you know, since we are hustlers here and true Miss Minaj fans, we had to do something about that. Also, fangirling because yours truly got her arm signed. I know, Nicki signs boobs, but you know, I had to keep it classy for y’all. Enjoy! And let’s all dance to “Beez in the Trap” later!—DIZZYRIZZY
STATUS: In your mixtape, you referred to yourself as Nicki Lewenski and now, you call yourself the “female Weezy.” How has your relationship with Lil Wayne changed, and do you feel like he’s more of a competition than a boss now?
Nicki Minaj: What a great question! The Nicki Lewenski was really me being young and wanting a catchphrase that was over the top. I regret saying that now because eww! [laughs] But you know, that’s true. My relationship with Wayne has changed so much. But I guess, [he is] never a competition because I feel like he is the best rapper. Ever. Period. But we have more of a peer relationship. We have a good thing. I really love him.
STATUS: We love your song “Fire Burns” (from your sophomore album).
NM: Really? [Laughs]
STATUS: Yes! So, we want to know, how does Nicki Minaj deal with a breakup, and tell us about the song.
NM: A lot of crying and a lot of mean text messages and you know, I write a song like “Fire Burns.” I haven’t gone through a lot of breakups to be honest. I’ve always been in a long-term relationship, but not now—I’m single. But I know breakups are… they are always for the better. I’ve never regret breaking up. Once it’s done, I always think “What did I see in you?” And it makes for a good writing session.