"I'm a role model now. I didn't know I was gonna have 13-year-old fans, so I've tried to change a few things here and there. But I also know that the girls don't want me to be Miley Cyrus, either."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Nicki Minaj on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Nicki Minaj on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Nicki Minaj on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Nicki Minaj on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Nicki Minaj on Mahatma Gandhi
"I've always been intrigued by color and by interesting hair. I was one of those weird little girls doing my own hair at the age of 9. I was, like, getting weird gels and new brushes and cornrow holders. I would tweak and perm at the age of 13."
"My goal in the beginning was to buy my mother a house. Now I realize, okay, if I really focus and become a key player in business, then I can build an empire."
"Female rappers get it the hardest. You have to be a girl, yet you have to be just as hard as the guys. I think some female rappers get scared out of the business before they can make it."
"It's not hard to get your way when it's your way or the highway. People either follow suit or they're not around. I don't really like the sound of that, 'cause that sounds like a temper tantrum. I'm just very black and white when it comes to my business. There's really no gray area."
"I think most artists will experience a lot of negative people on Twitter but, thank God, I've got so many followers that I'm not able to see them that much. I'll see some from time to time but, for the most part, I always focus on something good."