Queens, New York rapper Nicki Minaj will cover next week’s issue of Billboard magazine, just as her new debut album Pink Friday heads to stores.
In the interview with Billboard, Nicki Minaj shares several details about her life before she was a world famous rapper.
“I’d been fired like 15 times because I had a horrible attitude,” Nicki Minaj stated. “I worked at Red Lobster before that and I chased a customer out of the restaurant once so I could stick my middle finger up at her and demand that she give me my pen back. I swear to God I was bad.”
According to Nicki Minaj, she started using her various accents shortly after she started to gain buzz on the New York rap circuit, in order to distance herself from other emcees.
“When I started rapping, people were trying to make me like the typical New York rapper, but I’m not that,” Minaj says. “No disrespect to New York rappers, but I don’t want people to hear me and know exactly where I’m from. I wanted the album to be universal and versatile. It really feels like it speaks for every one of my personalities.”
Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday is due in stores on November 23rd.