The rapper admitted, “People treat this business like it’s high school. It can absolutely feel like one big popularity contest, and you know what? I can’t be bothered. I can’t allow myself to play ridiculous games with grown adults in the industry. I can’t be nice to someone just because they’re hot right now. I can’t do it.”
Minaj also spoke about growing up. “Every time my parents fought, my mother would have us move and I would have to go to a new school, which meant i’d have to face the task of making new friends. I dreaded it. I had butterflies in my stomach each time: Are people going to like or hate me?… Sometimes there’d be a fight, sometimes not. I let people know I wasn’t going to be pushed around.”
Read more in the latest issue of Teen Vogue, available now.