FILE - Nicki Minaj presents the award for favorite duo or group - pop/rock at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, in this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, file photo. The 64-year-old father of rapper Nicki Minaj has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in New York, police said. Robert Maraj was walking along a road in Mineola on Long Island at 6:15 p.m. Friday when he was hit by a car that kept going, Nassau County police said. Maraj was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, FIle)
Jada Pinkett Smith sat down with Nicki Minaj for Interview magazine. The women discussed motherhood and balancing Nicki’s musical sexuality with being a wife and a mother. They also talked about the state of music today.
They also talked about the state of music today. Nicki said,
what I’m seeing now is that so many new artists are trying to become the person they looked up to instead of giving us new flavor and it’s irking the crap out of me…they lose me when I’m seeing the person who they are trying to be like or sound like more than I’m seeing who they are.
When asked what artists inspire her she named Skeng, Bia and Jay-Z. What did you learn about Nicki Minaj from the interview?