Nicki Minaj recently visited the ‘Chelsea Lately’ show, where she had a candid chat with host, Chelsea Handler. She discussed everything from music, her fans, and why she likes to be the boss in a relationship.
Here are some extracts from the interview, courtesy of Necole Bitchie…
Nicki Minaj on double standards:
“The way I interact with my fans, it’s like, ‘Oooo lil’ Barb.’ I’m really cutesy with them because that’s how they make me feel and that’s genuinely how I feel about them. I think people expect me to be like that in business and I can’t be that as a business woman because no one would respect me. So as a business woman you have to have a staff and you pay people the same way and we deserve to have respect. But when you’re assertive as a girl, you get called a ‘bitch’, but a boy gets called a ‘boss’. It’s a double standard and I don’t like it.”
How do you handle being a boss in a relationship?
“It’s very hard when you’re in a relationship because your natural instinct is to be bossy, but you really can’t be like that with your boyfriend all the time. I’m the total opposite in a relationship. I like for the boy to take control when we are [pause]. It’s so different in real life, but when you’re with a boy, I want to feel like you can be a boss if you wanted to be but you just let me be the boss in real life, in public.”
How would you handle it if you hooked up with someone that’s a boss too?
“It’s weird. Him being a boss would turn me on, but at the end of the day, when it was time to really make it long-term, it would be too many egos clashing.”