Top 70 Nicki Minaj Quotes

Check out our collection of the best Nicki Minaj quotes. We’ve compiled a list of 70 popular quotes.

70 Best Nicki Minaj Quotes

1. “Your victory is right around the corner. Never give up.”

2. “Maybe your weird is my normal. Who’s to say?”

3. “People face difficulties, no matter who you are. I faced difficulties with a lot of things. I face opposition every day, but I didn’t kill myself and now, thank God, I’m here.”

4. “When I was younger I didn’t have much financially, like we couldn’t afford a lot of stuff and I remember seeing little girls’ rooms on TV and they’d all be pink. I didn’t have my own room, I shared with my brother, so I would have this daydream and imagine that one day I could have my own room and it would all be pink, like Cinderella’s.”

5. “You gotta be a beast, that’s the only way they’ll respect you.”

6. “I want to show little girls that the possibilities are endless. That’s my goal – to not only do it for myself, but to show them I can do whatever I put my mind to.”

7. “I just want women to feel in control, because we’re capable — we’re so capable.”

8. “I want people – especially young girls – to know that in life, nothing is going to be based on sex appeal. You’ve got to have something else to go with that.”

9. “I think a child may be the only thing that could give me true happiness.”

10. “In my relationships, I’ve been told, ‘You don’t have to work that much.’ But I can’t stop working, because it’s bigger than work to me. It’s having a purpose outside any man.”

11. “Shoutout to my haters, sorry that you couldn’t phase me.”

12. “True confidence leaves no room for jealousy. When you know you are great, you have no need to hate.”

13. “Lemme make this clear, I’m not difficult, I’m just ’bout my business.”

14. “All these haters mad because I’m so established.”

15. “You could never understand why I grind like I do Makiyah & Jalani why I grind like I do.”

16. “I don’t agree that everyone should agree with everyone’s lifestyle. I think that some people aren’t going to agree, but I think that when you’re mean and when you ridicule people it’s a sign of your own insecurities.”

17. “When you’re a girl, you have to be everything, You have to be dope at what you do, but you have to be super sweet, and you have to be sexy, and you have to be this and you have to be that and you have to be nice, and you have to – it’s like, I can’t be all of those things at once. I’m a human being.”

18. “You’re not gonna tell me who I am. I’m gonna tell you who I am.”

19. “Anyway, I think I met him sometime before, in a different life or where I record. I mean he was Adam, I think I was Eve, but my vision ends with the apple on the tree.”

20. “My rule is, whatever you were calling me four years ago is what you should be calling me now, because I don’t like it when my family or close friends call me Nicki Minaj. To me I’m not Nicki Minaj when I’m with them.”

21. “If I wasn’t winning, you wouldn’t care.”

22. “Don’t stay watching happiness, make it.”

23. “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.”

24. “Fame is the worst pain known to man. It’s stronger than heroin.”

25. “I believe that life is a prize, but to live doesn’t mean you’re alive.”

26. “I’ve constantly tried new things, even as a child, and have always been obsessed with pink. Now I’m just a little more ladylike and fearless. You should never feel afraid to become a piece of art. It’s exhilarating.”

27. “I don’t know if the secret of life is to find love, but I do think one of the secrets of life is to embody love.”

28. “Defend my honor protect my pride the good advice i always hated but looking back it made me greater .. u make me laugh u make me hoarse from yelling at you and getting at u …”

29. “You don’t have to feel the need to put somebody down to make yourself feel better.”

30. “I can’t see myself without pink lipstick. I can go without it for a couple days, but if there was no more pink lipstick in the world, I’d be useless. Seriously.”

31. “You gave me strengh gave me hope for a lifetime.”

32. “Dear God, I am only what you made me and I appreciate everything that you gave me, but like, I don’t want to do it any more, sort of lost sight of what I’m doing it for.”

33. “You can hate me, but why knock my hustle? I’ma be the queen, no matter how they shuffle.”

34. “Why did you envy? Why you go against me? When I got trendy, why you aint commend me? Why when I needed it, why you couldn’t lend me? Why you was secretive frontin like you friendly?”

35. “People will love and support you when it’s beneficial.”

36. “I just want women to always feel in control. Because we’re capable, we’re so capable.”

37. “If people are sitting in the barbershop talking about my butt, it’s conversational. That’s what people are gonna do.”

38. “You wanna know what scares people? Success. When you don’t make moves and when you don’t climb up the ladder, everybody loves you because you’re not competition.”

39. “Call me cursed or just call me blessed. If you can’t handle my worst you ain’t getting my best.”

40. “I’ve always been the type of person to make everybody happy and get things done. I want everything to be 100% perfect.”

41. “You should never feel afraid to become a piece of art. It’s exhilarating.”

42. “Only one chance one bullet in the gun. This is my life and I only got one, yeah. The safety’s off and I put on her. Oh stick ‘em up, stick ‘em up. Ready to shoot.”

43. “I’ve always had this female-empowerment thing in the back of my mind – because I wanted my mother to be stronger, and she couldn’t be.”

44. “I don’t mind being called a weirdo. There are a lot of people in hip-hop who are probably never going to get what I do. But, by just being myself, I end up touching a lot more people who might never have paid much attention to a female rapper.”

45. “My happiness doesn’t come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.”

46. “I happen to be a pessimist, and maybe that’s a good thing because I don’t stop to smell the roses – which is not a good personal thing. I don’t stop and enjoy those moments… Always on to the next and never in the moment.”

47. “I’ve gotten tons of awards and I believe when it’s my time to get a Grammy, I’ll get a Grammy.”

48. “I am not a word, I am not a line, I am not a girl that can ever be defined.”

49. “You have to know that as long as you love who you are – your morals, your values, that type of stuff – you’re OK.”

50. “My advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want – and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge.”

51. “Respect your haters, they’re the only ones who think you’re better than them.”

52. “But, by just being myself, I end up touching a lot more people who might never have paid much attention to a female rapper.”

53. “I don’t agree that everyone should agree with everyone’s lifestyle. I think that some people aren’t going to agree, but I think that when you’re mean and when you ridicule people it’s a sign of your own insecurities.”

54. “I hate formal stuff. I love looking like a doll and all that stuff and playing dress up, but when I’m home, sweat pants, t-shirt. When I’m in the studio, sweat pants, t-shirt.”

55. “My whole life is about being Nicki Minaj now. It’s a never-ending saga.”

56. “I’m a multidimensional woman, like all women are. The difference is I have the balls to take chances.”

57. “I’m thinking of a legacy that I can be proud of and wealth that my grandchildren can use to go to college. So world domination – in terms of providing for my family – is absolutely my goal.”

58. “I think sometimes the fashion world isn’t even about clothes anymore; it’s about this ‘in’ crowd, and I’m not into that.”

59. “I do have a few personalities. When people started making a big deal out of it, I started making names for these people.”

60. “I look at rap as an opportunity to act. My head is full of different characters – in each song I’m auditioning a character.”

61. “When I get up in the morning and put on a pink or a green wig, I see myself as a piece of animation. It lets me be the person I want to be, a person who’s not embarrassed to have fun.”

62. “People always want to talk about who I was, but I’ve always been singing, always been experimenting with pop music.”

63. “One of the first production deals I signed, the guy wanted my name to be Minaj and I fought him tooth and nail. But he convinced me. I’ve always hated it.”

64. “I don’t want children cursing. I’m very strict on my nieces and my little brother. They have to listen to clean versions of music. Even my music.”

65. “There’s nothing more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through tears.”

66. “Mind over matter, I don’t mind and you don’t matter.”

67. “My wigs are ever changing in height, width, color, size. They make me feel happy. Wearing them makes me feel like I can be a different person every day and that is kind of exciting.”

68. “They don’t see the tears I cry, the fears I hide. Tend to keep my cares inside, it’s merely pride.”

69. “Some people have to put in the work. Others get to cut corners. We see it but don’t say it. Welcome to the real world.”

70. “I don’t need to Google myself.”