Standing out in showbiz is no easy feat these days, which is probably why singer Nicki Minaj is worried that she always has to be outlandish. The ‘Starships’ singer – who is known for her eccentric outfits and outspoken attitude – thinks that she has to live up to her image, because it will disappoint people if she relaxes.
She said: ”So much is taken out of you that you lose yourself. I feel like I’ve set the bar too high, so I always have to be ‘on’. I can identify with Marilyn Monroe in that people saw a beautiful woman, but inside was a fragile little girl.”
Nicki also admitted she hopes to replicate the success of hip hop mogul Jay-Z, who is involved in a variety of business ventures, including music, sport, and clubs. The singer further said: ”I don’t know if the industry is sexist or if it’s just that women haven’t tried to pursue the goals of being a mogul before. I can only say I’m attempting to become a mogul and doing things I’ve seen guys in this business do.”
We love a good dose of girl power, especially if it comes from a colourful star like Ms Minaj!