Rapper and American Idol Judge Nicki Minaj looks ultra fresh and feminine on the cover of the latest issue of Teen VOGUE in a pink and white lace bead embellished tutu dress. Inside, she talks about how the ‘mean girls’ prepared her for the music business, how her parents’ rocky relationship shaped her infamous attitude and why she can’t always be a team player.
“People treat this business like it’s high school,” she tells Teen Vogue. “It can absolutely feel like one big popularity contest, and you know what? I can’t be bothered. I can’t allow myself to play ridiculous games with grown adults in the industry. I can’t be nice to someone just because they’re hot right now. I can’t do it.”
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