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Nicki Minaj Quotes

Onika Tanya Maraj

Nicki Minaj quotes: the Queen of Queens tells us how much money she wants to make, where her confidence comes from, and more.

“Refuse to lose, refuse to be defeated, refuse to have regrets.”

“Your victory is right around the corner.  Never give up.”

“Keep trying, as if it’s your first day on the job.  That’s how I think of it.  When it comes to creating, I always feel like, wait a minute, I can’t take any shortcuts.”

“If you don’t take control of your career, guess what?  You’ll be stuck in the sunset watching the sunrise.”

“Try your best to be yourself.  Try your best to enjoy yourself.  But make sure you keep your mind on your money and your money on your mind.”

“If you don’t have critics, you probably don’t have success either.”

“I want people – especially young girls – to know that in life, nothing is going to be based on sex appeal.  You’ve got to have something else to go with that.”

“Beauty might bring happiness, but happiness always brings beauty.”

“You have to know that as long as you love who you are – your morals, your values, that type of stuff – you’re okay.”

“You don’t have to feel the need to put somebody down to make yourself feel better.”

“Being powerful or strong doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t be vulnerable and it doesn’t mean you don’t cry, it just means that you’re comfortable enough with yourself to be whoever you are.”

“I love that my fans know that I had a regular job and, you know, had to work for everything I got.  I didn’t get married into money, I wasn’t born into money.  I love that because I know it gives them hope.  It gives everybody, every child, every person in a community that’s not necessarily a wealthy community, hope that there is a way out without having to do something illegal.  I love inspiring – letting people know that you don’t have to settle, you should chase your dreams.”

“I want to show little girls that the possibilities are endless.  That’s my goal – to not only do it for myself, but to show them I can do whatever I put my mind to.”

“Stay in school.  Don’t ever be lazy, don’t you ever complain about hard work.  Work hard, it pays off.”

“I don’t promote giving up.  I promote fighting and winning.”

“When I win and when I lose, I take ownership of it, because I really am in charge of what I do.”

“Sometimes you don’t realize how far you’ve gotten until you look around at the people who are still trailing far behind you.”

“As a little girl growing up in Southside Jamaica Queens, if anyone would’ve told me I’d have my own perfume one day, and be able to inspire young black girls everywhere, to go into Macy’s or Nordstrom’s and see their face staring back at them – I wouldn’t believe them.”

“I believe in my gift wholeheartedly.  But this self-assurance was not easy to come by.  Sometimes I wake up and say, ‘I don’t know if I can do this anymore,’ you know?  I’ve had those times.  I’ve had those years where I’m just like, ‘Am I good enough?’  But I believe in my ability to withstand what would break the normal girl.  I kind of love that I’ve had to go through so many hurdles to get where I am because I feel like I deserve it.”

“I’m happy that people push me to work hard, to be honest.  Sometimes you need to be pushed in the right direction.  Sometimes you need to be reminded, ‘Hey!  Look!  You’re here for a reason.  You got here by busting your ass.  Don’t fail.’”

“True confidence leaves no room for jealousy.  When you know you’re great, you have no need to hate.”

“I’m not judging myself; I’m not dissing what I do.  I’m proud of what I’ve done and I’m proud of what I’m working on.  I’ve accomplished something and I’m not going to be ashamed to be happy about what I’ve done.”

“I don’t have to do things just to please people.  It’s okay to do what I love because what I love, my fans love.  And they’re really the only ones that should matter.”

“You want to know what scares people?  Success.”

“Good advice I always hated, but lookin’ back it made me greater.”

“I’ve always had this female-empowerment thing in the back of my mind – because I wanted my mother to be stronger, and she couldn’t be.  I thought, ‘If I’m successful, I can change her life.'”

“I feel like when I reach my $500 million dollar goal, then no other woman in rap will ever feel like they can’t do what these men have done.”

“My goal in the beginning was to buy my mother a house.  Now I realize, okay, if I really focus and become a key player in business, then I can build an empire.”

“And I call Saks Fifth Ave-y home.  That is where a real bad Barbie roam.”

“Greatness is what we on the brink of.”

“I put God first and do not allow other things to cloud my vision.”

“I’ve always been the type of person to make everybody happy and get things done.  I want everything to be 100% perfect.”

“I came to win, to conquer, to thrive.”

“I will not let anyone scare me out of my full potential.”

“Call it a curse, or just call me blessed, if you can’t handle my worst, you ain’t getting my best.”

“You’re not gonna tell me who I am.  I’m gonna tell you who I am.”

“So, my happiness doesn’t come from money or fame.  My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.”

“I’m thinking of a legacy that I can be proud of and wealth that my grandchildren can use to go to college.  So world domination – in terms of providing for my family – is absolutely my goal.”

“I get a handsome amount.  I could definitely buy a car off one of my guest appearances and I’m not talking about a Hyundai.”

“I don’t put cash in my Louis Vuitton wallet.  I have it thrown around my bag – just a whole bunch of hundreds, maybe $5,000.”

“No, I’m not lucky, I’m blessed – yes.”

“My whole life is about being Nicki Minaj now.  It’s a never-ending saga.”

“Life is a movie, but there will never be a sequel.”

“Don’t stay watching happiness; make it.”

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