@NickiMinaj Loves Consoling Her Fans, Worries For The Youngest Ones
In an interview with Britain’s The Sun, Nicki Minaj revealed that she’s not sure that some of her youngest fans should even be listening to her music.
“Being honest, if I had a daughter I wouldn’t want her listening to a Nicki Minaj CD until she was a certain age. Even when I meet my fans and they tell me they are 12, I cringe a little. I always say, ‘Listen. I don’t want you saying the bad words, put school first.’ At the same time, I am like their bigger sister. I’m not like their mom.”
But when it comes to her fans in general, Nicki loves the fact that so many of them reach out to her for comfort via Twitter:
“A lot of people send me direct messages on Twitter telling me what they are going through – their father is on drugs, this and that and the third. They feel like they can deal with all this stuff because I did and survived. They can have the worst hand dealt to them but they can do whatever they set their hearts on.
A lot of fans say they like me because I don’t give a damn what they say about me. As a teenager you spend so much time worrying about what people say about you. When you have someone to look up to and you feel they don’t care, it makes you more comfortable with yourself.”
On the complaints she receives for giving many of her young female fans confidence via Twitter:
“That makes me feel good. If these girls walk around thinking they are the baddest thing on the planet, I am happy. That’s my manifesto. That’s my mission statement.”