Nicki Minaj is many things; a rapper, actress, designer and more. One thing she doesn’t want to be referred to anymore is a “female rapper.” Sure, she’s a female who raps, but she’d like to be referenced in the same category as the greats she’s been on tracks with.
“I do not see myself as a female rapper anymore, I’m sorry,” she told MTV News on Monday. “I see myself as a rapper. “I’ve worked with the greats and I’ve held my own with the greats and they respect me,” she explained. “So I should respect myself enough to see myself the same way they see themselves.”
She then thanked superstars like Madonna & Jay Z who let her hop on tracks and solidify herself as an artist.