Nicki Minaj Explains Why Jay-Z Is One Of Her Favorite Rappers

For the 7th issue of UK magazine, #5, Nicki Minaj is on the cover as “Hip-Hop’s New Queen.” Whether this title is true or not is up for debate, but nevertheless, Nicki has been all over the place this past year.

In her interview, she reveals her love for the British accent, what she looks for in a man, and even names Jay-Z as one of her all-time favorite rappers.

“It was like whatever Jay-Z says is the gospel. 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,” Nicki Tells #5.

“I love double meanings of things. Just having people look at things in a different way because all my favorite rappers [like Lil’ Wayne]… that’s what they do [and] that’s what intrigued me.”

She also reveals that she wouldn’t want her younger brother, or anyone she knows for that matter, to ever be a rapper. Hmmm. Why not?? —Connie T.