5 Things We Learned From Nicki Minaj’s ‘Fader’ Interview


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4. Remember the near death experience she spoke about during her BET Awards speech? She meant mentally, not physically; the circumstances of celebrity—the crash and burn. Minaj finds industry leaders to be dream killers, especially when it comes to self-esteem. To make it out alive, all you can do is stay away from the hype and do you.

“I was making a point to say that the business kills so many people and we don’t even realize it. I can only imagine how many people in this business have died because they may not have wanted to…to be embarrassed publicly. We care so much about what the world thinks that we don’t live, really.”