Nicki Minaj’s plan for world domination involves taking Jay-Z’s reign.
"I had a little conversation with Jay-Z at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show,” the Young Money artist told Allure. “He said, ‘Congratulations on all your success.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m coming for you. I’m coming for your spot, Mr. Mogul.”
She told Vibe magazine that being a woman in the industry isn’t going to stop her from being successful.
“It’s not hard to get your way when it’s your way or the highway. People either follow suit or they’re not around,” Nicki said. “I don’t really like the sound of that, ‘cause that sounds like a temper tantrum. I’m just very black and white when it comes to my business.”
Don’t let her colorful wigs or wild outfits fool you: When it comes to getting things done, she makes sure of it. “If people didn’t know me they’d probably assume I wasn’t smart or wasn’t business savvy. But once you sit and talk to me, it’s a different story,” said Nicki.
Although she received backlash from her controversial performance at the 54th Grammy Awards she continues to keep pushing.
She said she no longer has anything to prove after releasing her debut album Pink Friday. She showed that, as a female, she could make an album without talking about sex.
“I proved that. And now my time for proving things to my critics is over. I don’t really need to prove anything to anyone else anymore,” Nicki stated.
Nicki continues to make a name for herself. The rap artist has her own OPI nail polish line and she recently became a spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics’ Viva Glam campaign.
Her second album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is set to hit stores on April 3.
She has a long way to go before catching up to Jay-Z’s flourishing empire, but she’s definitely taking some steps in the right direction.