As part of her cover for XXL magazine’s 20th anniversary issue, Nicki Minaj, looking amazing in L.A. Roxx catsuit and Jacob the Jeweler accessories, sat down with XXL magazine and discussed her entry into the game as a rapper and the influence of hip hop on the culture.
In the interview, Minaj spoke about her entry into the business coming at a time when there was a dearth of female rappers. “There had been so much time when there wasn’t a female rap album out that went platinum,” explained Minaj.
She also talked about rap’s enormous cultural relevance. Rappers influence sales of everything, everything we wear,” said Minaj, who noted as evidence, “[Chanel told my stylist] ‘whatever Nicki posts on her Instagram sells out.”
Perhaps alluding to an ugly falling out earlier this year with Giuseppe Zanotti over the brand’s use of her name that came without compensation, Minaj said, “Certain designers think they’re bigger than rap or hip hop, but nothing is bigger than hip hop.”
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