Nicki Minaj Speaks To XXL Magazine [With Pictures]

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In  the May 2010 issue XXL, Editor In Chief Vanessa Satten asked Nicki Minaj if she gets tired of being labeled a woman rapper, she said her current position is just a stepping stone in her career.

 “You know what, I’m a female entertainer,” Nicki clarified, “but I don’t let it offend me when people call me a female MC or female rapper, because I just look at it as a challenge.”

“I’m about to climb over every single barrier and just put females on a different map altogether,” she continued. “So I take it as it comes. Like, I don’t think in five years people will consider me a female rapper—I’ll be, like, an entertainer. But, as of right now, I get it. I started off in the underground hip-hop circuit, so I’m a female rapper right now. But it’s just the beginning.”

If you guy don’t know, I intern at XXL Magazine and I  (Donovan Moore) have an article in the May issue. The article is title, “It’s Been A Long Time.” The May issue is due on news stands April 20th.

Pictures Credit: XXL

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Donovan is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of For all general inquiries please email Donovan has a BA in Journalism & Media Studies from the prestigious Rutgers University. He's currently studying entertainment and fashion law.