Rapper Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday” continues to sell well, as her fame climbs higher and higher into the stratosphere. In an interview with MTV News’ Sway, where Minaj took a break from filming the music video for “Moment 4 Life,” Nicki opened up about how her massive success was something she never quite expected.
Here are a few soundbites from the Nicki Minaj interview, which you can also watch to the left:
“A part of me expected it, because I wanted it so bad, but I never saw all of this,” Minaj told MTV News’ Sway Calloway. “You know, I never would’ve imagined that I would’ve signed to [Lil] Wayne, number one.”
“[I] never imagined that Young Money/ Cash Money would be the hip-hop crew,” she said. “To be signed to them is one thing, but to be signed to them when they’re at their height, when this has become like an insane movement? No, I never imagined that, because when Wayne first called and reached out, I thought it was a joke.”
“I’ve wanted this for a very long time, but I couldn’t — not even with a crystal ball — I could not have predicted these things would really happen this way.”
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