Nicki Minaj Covers #5 Magazine & Speaks On Jay-Z Being One Of Her Favorite Rapper Of All-Time

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Platinum selling female rapper Nicki Minaj is covering issue 7 of #5 magazine. In the cover story, she talked about Jay-Z being one of her favorite rappers of all time, how can a man get her heart and her label mate Drake. Below are some excerpts:

Who is one of your favorite rappers of all-time?

Jay-Z. It was like whatever Jay-Z says is the gossip because he was smart. I was raised attracted to intelligent rappers. Like if you can make me think…that’s why I’m so into metaphors. I love double meanings of things. Just having people look at things in a different way because all my favorite rappers [Lil’ Wayne] that’s what they do, that’s what intrigued me.

How can a man get to your heart?

If he can make me laugh…..he has to be smart. I love sarcasm in people; I love when you’re able to pick up on sarcasm and when you’re able to dish it out. I love quick comebacks.

Your label mate Drake sounds like he fits the bill for that.

But that’s why Drake and I are friends because he does fit that to a certain extent. He’s really easy to talk to. As a girl, you don’t meet a lot of guys you can have a conversation with about anything. It’s dope.

On why she loves talking in a British accent

It’s so beautiful. It seems like it’s out of a story book or something. Whenever I was school and we had to act out plays and stuff…whenever we would have to wear the big gowns and corsets, we would have to put the London/British accent on. I would always be like, “their culture is so pretty. It’s like whimsical.”

Credit: #5 magazine

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