Nicki Minaj covers Complex magazine

Nicki Minaj is the "it" girl of 2014. The bisexual rapper has snagged more covers this year than singers Beyonce and Rihanna combined.

Nicki Minaj covers Complex mag3

From Complex magazine (via MissInfo.com):

Check out a few excerpts below and read the full interview here.

COMPLEX: What’s behind your more natural look and your street singles reminiscent of earlier “Mixtape Nicki”?

NICKI MINAJ: I didn’t go back to “Mixtape Nicki.” That’s how [members of the media] feel, but that’s not what I’ve done. I’ve never stopped rapping; I’ve never stopped doing freestyles; I’ve never stopped doing remixes and features; I’ve never stopped raising the bar lyrically. I understand and respect people’s opinions when they hear me do certain things and say she’s “going back,” but I haven’t gone back, I’ve moved forward. I’ve always been evolving.

You’ve said The Pinkprint will be your most personal album yet. What are you addressing about your past and present that you haven’t before?

My family, loss, death, guilt…. I’ve struggled with a lot of guilt.

Guilt over what?

When you’re working and you’re busy and you’re successful, no matter what, something suffers, whether it’s your relationship with your mother, your relationship with your whole family, not being able to go to your brother’s graduation…. Certain things suffer and take the back burner, not because they’re on the back burner in your heart but because the world just moves so quickly. A lot of people, when they’re chasing their dreams, they have to leave people they love. A lot of artists feel that guilt but they don’t express it.

In 2012, when you spoke with Miss Info for your last COMPLEX cover, you said, “In five years, ideally, I’d like to be married and have kids.” This year, you said that the end goal is to make $500 million and do five albums. Would you retire after five albums and just have a family?

Yeah. I won’t use the word “retire” but I would use the word “vacation”—because I don’t believe in vacations, I don’t believe in holidays. I have to put out all six of my albums, contractually. After the fifth, I’ll probably have my baby. I wonder if I’m going to be one of those women who balances my child with a career. I always said, “When I have my baby, it’s going to be all about my baby.” I don’t want the child feeling like they don’t have all of my attention, so I always said, “I’m going to take a little break.” But we’ll see.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    :yawn: :yawn:

  • Ms Peaches

    :cheers::cheers:
    Just wanted to see if this emote worked

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    I'm not reading shyt this Bytch got to say.... I'm out :peace:

  • Beta

    FROM Downstairs I knew this would happen :mad: for those who missed this

    Ok so some of you remember my dad passed away in September well my step mom called me and said that the policy was settled and she wanted to give me some money saying she is going to split it between my step sister,herself, and I
    Here’s my thing I have a brother and a sister by my dad and we are close but she doesn’t care for my brother and still to this day will not admit it cause my dad would always say his mom was the one that got away and my sis lived with them but they fought and kicked her out.
    My thing what do u think about taking the money people who know me know I am a loving person who is always thinking of others that’s the Scorpio in me :lol: but it’s a form of guilt that I feel and I can’t help it she just basically excluded them out of his assets he didn’t have a will by the way
    I can’y help how I’m feeling what would you do if it were you sorry for the long ass thesis

  • SellieBaby

    Oh Lord

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    :jack:

  • SellieBaby

    I'd take the money and if I felt that bad about it I'd give my other siblings something as well, but if you don't take it...my opinion is you'd only be hurting yourself.

  • Beta

    My sis said she didn't want anything but said step mom could have at least asked and bro came in with guns blazing wanting like 85 % of our dads stuff and didn't even ask if we wanted anything my husband said I should just take the money and split it with them but If I do that I know them and it will start a war and I don't want to cause any problems but I just feel guilty :(

  • SellieBaby

    Aaaaannnnd Would they take the money if it was them and you were excluded? They don't make no awards for not taking it (in my Drake voice)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqU4jzOjp3s Afiya says FOH :chase:

    Beta, she needs to split it btwn the 5 of you, don't matter if she liked them or not, they were still his chillren. If she doesn't maybe you can throw a few coins their way :shrug:

    More Messymess :smh:

  • Unshakable

    @Beta

    I am so sorry for your loss and don't apologize for reaching out.....tgat's what we do......support, uplift, and love.....kinda like girla pannies and brassieres.

    Can she be taken to court over this?

    I would pray first, then go to her in love and ask her to give equally to all your father's kids.

  • OutsidetheBox

    She looks great! :heart: :phew:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqU4jzOjp3s Afiya says FOH :chase:

    Do you guys think Beyonce was talking to Nicki, Kim, Blac Chyna and a few more when she had the shirt that said "I GOT 99 PROBLEMS BUT MY AZZ AIN'T ONE!!" :thinking:

  • Beta

    I know its her money and she can do whatever she pleases with it cause she was the beneficiary but it just aint right and I have asked her several times in the past why she don't like my bro and she says why does everyone keep saying that I don't have a problem with him but she cold as fukk to him and wishy washy with my sis but was always nice and loving to me and always called me her child but them step children

  • OutsidetheBox

    Looking thru my phone is like looking thru my diary. I show you something, don’t scroll left you might see some sh1t that you don’t wanna see
    ________

    :hahaha: :rofl: Girl! I was like :bite: :eek: When I realized what he was looking at. Was only showing him the vid of the ant/elephant. He scrolled. :facepalm:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    @BETA
    What would your dad have wanted?
    I would take the money tho. I know it's a bad feeling but step-mom isn't obligated to give them anything.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    :hi: Hey everybody.... Missed yall. Perfect post to come back too. Anybody else seen her stills from her "Only" video. :jack: She may be 80 plastic, but whoever designed her needs an :trophy:. :yes:

    I miss anything on my sabbatical? Any new :rules: Anybody banned, married, birthed some babies, got drug? :shrug:

    :coffee:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Take your money Beta. :hug: Leave the rest of that to God.

    _______________________

    Wanted to add you should vocalize your thoughts to your stepmom. You dont have to be disrespectful but that unchecked jealousy is surely a sin. :nono:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    ONIKA (Bey voice) :yahoo:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    UGH! I hate it when people get ur phone and just start goin through it like an open musuem. My Mom be doin that chit! Thinking every picture is something she would want to see. :facepalm:

    Chit should be illegal.

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    I hate that so many blk ppl dont outline their estate plan & how ppl act over a little bit of money. this is why I did my estate plan in advance. I have 3 life insurance policies and everything is spelled out in my Will. I selected beneficiaries and contingent beneficiaries just in case.

    let this be a lesson. handle your ish in life so ppl wont nitpick after your death.

    Beta I would take my share and do as I please. I didnt get one red cent when my father died bc he never took care of his paperwork bitness. hadnt updated his policy since he bought it in the 80s. somebody took my father's car keys from his hospital room and drove off into the sunset. niggas is TRIFLING.

  • OutsidetheBox

    They don’t make no awards for not taking it (in my Drake voice)

    ___________

    :chuckles: :huh:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    @LURKER
    She may be 80 plastic, but whoever designed her needs an :trophy:
    ______________

    Tell em bruh! Half of em complaining bout her being "plasic" would phuck her themselves. :yes:
    :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqU4jzOjp3s Afiya says FOH :chase:

    :hug: @ Long Time Lurker :welcome: BACK, what you do on your sabattical?

    The only thing that REALLY HAPPENED was that Chan snatched Dubb's azz up outta here to never be heard from again :wail:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Why did your brother want to take 85%?

  • OutsidetheBox

    LURK :woot: :hug:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    I’d take the money and if I felt that bad about it I’d give my other siblings something as well, but if you don’t take it…my opinion is you’d only be hurting yourself.

    *******

    :cosign:

  • Beta

    Man my dad loved us all equally and what she is doing is not what he would have wanted they were married 28 years and we are 33,32,32 so she has been in our lives damn near the whole time I just never thought it would have come to this just aint right

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    @USER
    "I hate that so many blk ppl dont outline their estate plan & how ppl act over a little bit of money. this is why I did my estate plan in advance. I have 3 life insurance policies and everything is spelled out in my Will. I selected beneficiaries and contingent beneficiaries just in case.

    let this be a lesson. handle your ish in life so ppl wont nitpick after your death.

    Beta I would take my share and do as I please. I didnt get one red cent when my father died bc he never took care of his paperwork bitness. hadnt updated his policy since he bought it in the 80s. somebody took my father’s car keys from his hospital room and drove off into the sunset. niggas is TRIFLING.
    ________________

    Could not agree more!

    DAYUM at that car keys tho!

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Tell em bruh! Half of em complaining bout her being “plasic” would phuck her themselves
    ___________

    iono. I imagine fake boobs to feel like tumors. have you ever felt a fake ass? what is it like :popcorn:

  • OutsidetheBox

    let this be a lesson. handle your ish in life so ppl wont nitpick after your death.

    ________

    For real. I watched some things I could not believe after my gma died. Lady been gone almost two years and my mom and her baby sister just spoke "cordially" last week. Shameful.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    @BETA
    "Man my dad loved us all equally and what she is doing is not what he would have wanted they were married 28 years and we are 33,32,32 so she has been in our lives damn near the whole time I just never thought it would have come to this just aint right"
    _________________

    Then you can't take it. Tell your Step-mom, to split it equally with them as your dad would have wanted it or you don't want any part of it. Do it in writing too.

    You will never regret it. I can see through your words how much this bothers you. :yes:

  • Beta

    Wanted to add you should vocalize your thoughts to your stepmom. You dont have to be disrespectful but that unchecked jealousy is surely a sin. :nono:
    _________________

    I have and she gets all emotional and starts feeling attacked I can't be anymore nicer when it comes to that subject

  • Unshakable

    My apologies Beta......i misread the post or read it too fast. Like another poster said, take your.money....it is yours. Pray about the other part......maybe she will come around. :hug:

    @User,

    Not to conjure up painfah memories, but they couldn't trace his car via the license plates?

  • SummerBaby

    @Beta
    I'm sorry for your loss & all that you're going through. Unfortunately death seems to bring out the greed & ugliness in some people. I say take your share & pray for your step mom.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    UGH! I hate it when people get ur phone and just start goin through it like an open musuem. My Mom be doin that chit! Thinking every picture is something she would want to see. :facepalm:

    Chit should be illegal.
    _______________________

    It just took one time for my mama to see me and the mrs au' naturel. One time. :eek: She don't even ask about pics no more. But now she does tend to slip "heathen" in our conversations quite regular. :shrug:

  • Beta

    :hugs: thanks for all the advice you Roses are the best

  • OutsidetheBox

    iono. I imagine fake boobs to feel like tumors. have you ever felt a fake ass? what is it like
    __________

    :popcorn: I def wanna know. Where that girl who got her ass done? Miami maybe? Used to log in? @LuVie

  • luVn_liFe…

    BETA :hug:
    Unfortunately to save more messiness and madness amongst your fam in this trying time, I say take the money and buy your sis and bro a very nice gift.
    Some things are better left unsaid.
    :hug: :hug:

  • Unshakable

    We love you Beta.

    @Man,

    That was really insightful advice you gave Beta. :hug:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

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    Along West Florissant Avenue, the ground zero of violent protests, businesses put back the plywood boards they had taken down from their windows and doors. Business owners were tired of answering questions about how they had fared through the weeks and weeks of tension.

    "How do you think we are doing?" asked Dan McMullen, owner of Solo Insurance Services on West Florissant.

    "I just want to get this over with and move on," he said, sitting at his desk behind the boarded-up entrance to his strip mall office.

    He said some protesters came in wanting to leave flyers with information in his office.

    "I told them to get the hell out. You broke my windows and now you want me to put out your literature?"

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Do it in writing too.

    You will never regret it. I can see through your words how much this bothers you.
    *******

    Yea u agree. If you aren't able to take the money without guilt don't do it. :no:

    I only have one sis, and if I get something she gets something. Whatever IT is :yes: . Even if I have to give it to her on my own behalf :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    Afiya says FOH :chase: says:

    :hug: @ Long Time Lurker :welcome: BACK, what you do on your sabattical?
    ___________________________________

    Had a small heart attack and a partial stroke cause we got a false positive on a home pregnancy test. :rofl:

    Other than that, just chilled. Settling in to my new role at the plantation.

  • Beta

    User Friendly says:

    I hate that so many blk ppl dont outline their estate plan & how ppl act over a little bit of money. this is why I did my estate plan in advance. I have 3 life insurance policies and everything is spelled out in my Will. I selected beneficiaries and contingent beneficiaries just in case.
    let this be a lesson. handle your ish in life so ppl wont nitpick after your death.
    Beta I would take my share and do as I please. I didnt get one red cent when my father died bc he never took care of his paperwork bitness. hadnt updated his policy since he bought it in the 80s. somebody took my father’s car keys from his hospital room and drove off into the sunset. niggas is TRIFLING.
    __________________

    :yes: when it happened my mom said well you want have that problem with me cause she has a will and estate is planned so me and my bro and step dad know the deal

  • Locapoca

    I have never felt a fake azz. I used to work at Hooters in college and I have felt enough fake :boobs: Those shyts are cold and hard and they dont sweat like normal boobs.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    I don't think I've ever felt a fake azz.
    But I do recall seeing this girl in a restaurant with a butt pad on! I thought women were just making that chit up to hate on women with nice azzes but I seen it with my own two eyes.

    Chick got up and the butt pad shifted. Her left butt cheek was sliding down her thigh and the right butt cheek shifted up her back. :facepalm:

    I was in shock. Her man was lookin at me crazy cause he thought I was checkin out her azz. I was literally speechless or while. Yall hoes ain't right with these deceptions. :no:

  • OutsidetheBox

    I have and she gets all emotional and starts feeling attacked I can’t be anymore nicer when it comes to that subject

    __________
    Did you watch LHH last night? I was so uncomfortable when Apryl confronted her mom like it was me :| but I was so .. inspired by her too. Cause she cared that her mom was uncomfortable and in pain BUT she also cared about her own discomfort in the relationship. She said she hated to see her hurt but ITS TIME.

    IJS I feel you. I am not confrontational. I will just 0to100 so I tend to stew. Which is not good at all. :no:

    Them ones who feel attacked tho. :eyeroll:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    UGH! I hate it when people get ur phone and just start goin through it like an open musuem. My Mom be doin that chit! Thinking every picture is something she would want
    ------
    No. I hate when you say let me show you a pic and the person looking all over your shoulder. Let me show you a pic, not you look at all my pics.

  • luVn_liFe…

    have you ever felt a fake ass? what is it like
    __________

    :popcorn: I def wanna know. Where that girl who got her ass done? Miami maybe? Used to log in? @LuVie
    ~~~~
    Yeah, that was MSMIami. I felt a fat transfer booty, it feels Natural. I do Wonder what an ass with implants feel like though.

  • Beta

    :newpost:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjT_YqmNas Long Time Lurker

    Hey OTB! Imma leave this here for you... :kiss:

    Do with it, what you want. :wink:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    It just took one time for my mama to see me and the mrs au’ naturel.
    *****

    Were they naked usies? :popcorn:

  • Beta

    NEWPOST

  • http://youtu.be/dXBaJfVr9us MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    Beta believe it or not I am as bleeding heart as they come :grin: but TAKE YOUR MONEY. Over time I have learned that you have to put you and your family first in some situations. It was up to your father to make sure the money was allocated the way he wanted it. The fact that he did not take the time to do it or chose not to speaks volumes. On a personal note my husband has MANNIE siblings. MANNIE :eek: His daddy weren’t no good man to WOMENS WOMENS WOMENS. Found out later down the line his mama was not a WIFE :ashamed: or the holy roller she and they portrayed her to be.
    Well they used to speak of the evil lady who took out insurance on him and that family (they are 4 bm that we know of….12 kids) lived high on the hog while they struggled. I finally sat him down like :stop: His wife made sure her family was taken care of. SHE WAS HIS WIFE. PERIOD. I am TEAMWIFE :cosign: < my flag. He understood :phew: He later admitted the WIFE would send him money and stuff on his birthdays when she found out. He was about to graduate HS. Even though none of the kids knew about each other until after he died…… allegedly neither did she :tea: But that’s none of my business

  • Locapoca

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever felt a fake azz.
    But I do recall seeing this girl in a restaurant with a butt pad on! I thought women were just making that chit up to hate on women with nice azzes but I seen it with my own two eyes.

    Chick got up and the butt pad shifted. Her left butt cheek was sliding down her thigh and the right butt cheek shifted up her back.

    I was in shock. Her man was lookin at me crazy cause he thought I was checkin out her azz. I was literally speechless or while. Yall hoes ain’t right with these deceptions
    ^^^^^^
    Dont be talking about know deceptions when Kim be buying up every Spanx known to man!!! :nono:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Had a small heart attack and a partial stroke cause we got a false positive on a home pregnancy test.

    ______________

    :lol: :wink: <--- The Lurk's after that test.

    :rofl: :rofl:

  • sassyshe

    Beta i understand where you coming from had a similar situation and i refused the money. Only thing was that if i didnt take my share no one could get any.

    User is so right about estates. Thats why all my affairs are in order from money down to custody of kids just in case i pass away and my kid is a minor

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Not to conjure up painfah memories, but they couldn’t trace his car via the license plates?
    ______________________

    its not missing-missing. a family member drove it out the hospital parking lot. since my dad never drafted a Will, everything has to go thru probate which takes YEARS. ion even want the car, its just the disrespect thats so disgusting. dont nobody want it but dam nigga how you just take it? who is even thinking like that? trifling niggas, thats who.

  • luVn_liFe…

    Had a small heart attack and a partial stroke cause we got a false positive on a home pregnancy test. :rofl:
    ~~~~
    LMAO, @LURKER ya'll have 4 and recently had one Right?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqU4jzOjp3s Afiya says FOH :chase:

    :hahaha: YOU STOOPID TOO Lurker

    :chase: STOP SHOOTING BLANKS!!! :kona:

  • Unshakable

    @ZoeLove,

    Not surprised. I think many people are just hoping this whole thing blows over and people forget about Mike Brown.....like he didn't matter. For many folk, his untimely passing was business as usual.

  • OutsidetheBox

    :tea:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    Had a small heart attack and a partial stroke cause we got a false positive on a home pregnancy test.

    ______________

    <— The Lurk's after that test.
    ______________

    :rofl:
    They was all stroked faced and chit?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Her man was lookin at me crazy cause he thought I was checkin out her azz. I was literally speechless or while. Yall hoes ain’t

    ******

    I just laughed so fukking hard :rofl:

  • OutsidetheBox

    He said we decepticons :rofl: :rofl:

  • Unshakable

    @User,

    You are right. To exploit someone in their time of grief is incomprehensible. And sometimes, family can be the WORST ones....that only further exacerbates the ordeal. No bueno.

  • free

    SellieBaby says:

    I’d take the money and if I felt that bad about it I’d give my other siblings something as well, but if you don’t take it…my opinion is you’d only be hurting yourself.

    **********************************

    :cosign: if your dad didn't expressly provide for you guys through a separate policy she could exclude every one of you. at least she is willing to give the one she likes something, as bad as that sounds. i would offer to split that three ways with your sis and bro and, who ever declines, i would not ask them again. people tend to be in their feelings but later they regret it. take that money, girl.

  • free

    sassyshe says: Beta i understand where you coming from had a similar situation and i refused the money. Only thing was that if i didnt take my share no one could get any.

    ************************

    awwwwwwww daaaaammmm!

  • free

    User Friendly says: its not missing-missing. a family member drove it out the hospital parking lot. since my dad never drafted a Will, everything has to go thru probate which takes YEARS. ion even want the car, its just the disrespect thats so disgusting. dont nobody want it but dam nigga how you just take it?

    **************************

    that's poor people probate. somebody hold down the house contents and car and then people meet up and either take, fight, or kill for what they want or "deserve". the first thing poor folk do is go to the dead person's house and sit.

  • MissArtist

    What is she talking about? Does she think she is just going to magically get pregnant the month after she decides she wants a baby? It takes some women years.

  • tintin1979

    I want those boots.