Minaj on her rapport with Beyonce in the new Marie Claire cover story.
“Every time Bey and I do something together, I see how women are inspired, and it has nothing to do with how we look,” Minaj said. “It has to do with how we are owning who we are and telling other women you should be the boss of your own career and the brains behind your life or your decisions or your art. I just love that feeling.”
She mentioned Beyonce’s husband Jay Z when asked about competition with male rappers:
“I don’t need to read a book about [business]. I can look at someone’s career and just pinpoint the dos and the don’ts, and the one person I’ve done that with for my entire career was Jay Z. He did such a great job being an authentic street guy and a businessman, and I was like, ‘Why aren’t there women doing that, taking the success from rap and channeling it into their empire?’ I felt like anything he could do, I could do.”
Check out Minaj’s Marie Claire cover story here.