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100 Nicki Minaj Quotes From The Baddest Queen Alive

100 Nicki Minaj Quotes From The Baddest Queen Alive

I’ve decided to dedicate a post to the one and only queen of rap – so here we are! 

Welcome to my unique collection of the most iconic, motivational, inspirational and legendary Nicki Minaj quotes I gathered from various online sources!

Just keep scrolling to find no less than 100 quotes. Are you ready?

20 Best Nicki Minaj Quotes

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

Best Nicki Minaj quote and her portrait in the background

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

3. “I feel like my entire career and life, I’ve been judged by people who did not really know me. I definitely think that they probably were right to assume what they had assumed about me, because there was such little to go on out there.” – Nicki Minaj

See also: 70 Wrongly Judged Quotes To Make You Stop Being Critical

4. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

5. “There’s nothing more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through tears.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj quote and her portrait in the background

6. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

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

8. “Maybe your weird is my normal. Who’s to say?” – Nicki Minaj

9. “Don’t get it twisted. It’s not about money, it’s not about the fame. It’s about I don’t have to worry about if my little brother is gonna be able to get a new toy for Christmas. It’s those little tiny things that really make up the bigger picture.” – Nicki Minaj

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

Quote by Nicki Minaj and her portrait in the background

11. “The people that are inclined to hate are also inclined to be losers. A loser could never congratulate a winner – it’s not in them.” – Nicki Minaj

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

13. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

14. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

15. “I think women are much stronger than men in society. We take more risks than they do in general.” – Nicki Minaj

Quote on women and their strength by Nicki Minaj and her portrait in the background

16. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

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

18. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

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

20. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

Quote on mean and insecure people by Nicki Minaj and her portrait in the background

Funny Nicki Minaj Quotes

1. “I’ve had my highs and had my lows, but you can’t tell me that I am not the baddest chick.” – Nicki Minaj

Funny quote by Nicki Minaj and her portrait in the background

2. “I’m in my own lane, you ain’t in my category.” – Nicki Minaj

3. “I don’t put cash in my Louis Vuitton wallet. I have it thrown around my bag – just a whole bunch of hundreds, maybe $5,000.” – Nicki Minaj

4. “When people see my makeup, they think all types of crazy things that I’m doing to my skin, but it’s makeup. It’s the weirdest thing. They’ll see contouring and think you had surgery on your nose. No. No. No. Look at ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and you’ll see… you can make your nose look… whatever shape you want it.” – Nicki Minaj

5. “I kick-kick game, can’t injure Nicki. That’s why they nick-nicknamed me Ninja Nicki.” – Nicki Minaj

Funny quote by Nicki Minaj mentioning her nickname, and her portrait in the background as well

6. “Everyone knows I’m a lash girl by now. When I don’t have my lashes, I feel naked.” – Nicki Minaj

See also: 130 Beautiful Lash Quotes To Add Some Magic To Your Day

7. “I don’t need to Google myself.” – Nicki Minaj 

8. “If I’m traveling, I’ll pack socks in my bag – really cute furry ones.” – Nicki Minaj

9. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

10. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

Funny quote by Nicki mentioning pink lipstick, and her portrait in the background, too

Inspirational Quotes From The Queen Of Rap

1. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

Inspirational quote by Nicki Minaj talking about treating yourself like a boss, and her photo in the background

2. “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 se*y, 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.” – Nicki Minaj

3. “Women should be allowed to be as hardcore and se*ual as we want because men do it all the time.” – Nicki Minaj

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.” – Nicki Minaj

5. “I do not see myself as a female rapper anymore. I see myself as a rapper.” – Nicki Minaj

Inspirational quote by Nicki Minaj on how she sees herself, and her photo in the background

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.” – Nicki Minaj

7. “So, my happiness doesn’t come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.” – Nicki Minaj

8. “Being honest, if I had a daughter, I wouldn’t want her listening to a Nicki Minaj CD until she was a certain age. Even when I meet my fans and they tell me they are 12, I cringe a little. I always say, ‘Listen. I don’t want you saying the bad words, put school first.'” – Nicki Minaj

9. “I really, really don’t think that, outside of maybe some pink wigs, [that] there’s anything that separates me from every other woman in America.” – Nicki Minaj

10. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

Inspiring quote by Nicki Minaj and her image in the background

11. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

12. “I hate cameras. I hate cameras and I hate camera phones. The camera’s my worst enemy and my best friend. It’s the way I convey my emotions to the world without saying a word, so I use it. People always say, ‘You come alive as soon as the camera’s on!'” – Nicki Minaj

13. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

14. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

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

Inspirational and motivational quote by Nicki Minaj and her photo in the background as well

16. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

See also: 120 Best Pink Captions For Your Pinkish Instagram Posts

17. “As a little girl growing up in Southside Jamaica Queens, if anyone would’ve told me I’d have my own perfume one day, and be able to inspire young black girls everywhere, to go into Macy’s or Nordstrom’s and see their face staring back at them – I wouldn’t believe them.” – Nicki Minaj

18. “I don’t have to do things just to please people. It’s okay to do what I love because what I love, my fans love. And they’re really the only ones that should matter.” – Nicki Minaj

19. “When you don’t act seriously, you can make up your own rules.” – Nicki Minaj

20. “Keep trying, as if it’s your first day on the job. That’s how I think of it. When it comes to creating, I always feel like, wait a minute, I can’t take any shortcuts.” – Nicki Minaj

Inspiring quote by Nicki and her photo in the background, too

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

22. “I’m just happy that ‘Idol’ producers gave me a shot on the show and to be able to show who I really was, because I feel like I’m every single woman.” – Nicki Minaj

23. “Sometimes I want to just pull the off switch, but you can’t because if you go outside, you have to give people your all. You can’t say, ‘Oh, you know what? I’m not feeling good today.’ No. No one’s trying to hear that. When a woman comes up to you and says, ‘Hey, my daughter’s your biggest fan. Can we have a picture?’ – you can’t say no.” – Nicki Minaj

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

25. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

Inspirational quote on wigs by Nicki Minaj and her photo in the background

26. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

27. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

28. “Lavender is the new pink. I’ll never stop wearing pink but I wanted to venture out.” – Nicki Minaj

29. “I went through a lot of bullying early on. Girls made my life a living hell. We had come to America from a different country. My brother and I had accents. It was very tough.” – Nicki Minaj

30. “I just want women to always feel in control. Because we’re capable, we’re so capable.” – Nicki Minaj

Inspiring quote for women by Nicki Minaj, and her photo in the background as well

See also: The 130 Best Alpha Female Quotes For Women’s Empowerment

Motivational Quotes From Nicki

1. “I came to win, to conquer, to thrive.” – Nicki Minaj

Motivational quote by Nicki and her portrait in the background

2. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

3. “You should never feel afraid to become a piece of art. It’s exhilarating.” – Nicki Minaj

4. “I vowed that I’d never allow any man to control me or to be an alcoholic, or anything like that around me, because I don’t want my children seeing that.” – Nicki Minaj

5. “I don’t promote giving up. I promote fighting and winning.” – Nicki Minaj

Motivational quote on fighting by Nicki Minaj, and her photo in the background

6. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

7. “I put God first and do not allow other things to cloud my vision.” – Nicki Minaj

8. “I’m fighting for the girls that never thought they could win.” – Nicki Minaj

9. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

10. “Life is a prize, but to live doesn’t mean you’re alive.” – Nicki Minaj

Motivational quote by Nicki and her portrait in the background, too

11. “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.” – Nicki Minaj

12. “Sometimes you don’t realize how far you’ve gotten until you look around at the people who are still trailing far behind you.” – Nicki Minaj

13. “You don’t have to feel the need to put somebody down to make yourself feel better.” – Nicki Minaj

14. “Your victory is right around the corner. Never give up.” – Nicki Minaj

15. “I truly believe my haters are my motivators.” – Nicki Minaj

Motivational quote on haters by Nicki Minaj, and her photo in the background

See also: 100 Hater Quotes That Reveal A Lot About Them

16. “We all have insecurities, but you have to know you’re beautiful.” – Nicki Minaj

17. “I think of myself as a woman who wants other women to be bosses, and to be strong, and to be go-getters.” – Nicki Minaj

18. “People will love you and support you when it’s beneficial.” – Nicki Minaj

19. “No, I’m not lucky. I’m blessed.” – Nicki Minaj

20. “Don’t chase the boys. Don’t depend on anybody. Do your thing.” – Nicki Minaj

Motivational quote by the female rapper Nicki Minaj and her photo in the background

Sassy Quotes From The Rap Queen

1. “Respect your haters, they’re the only ones who think you’re better than them.” – Nicki Minaj

Sassy quote by Nicki Minaj and her photo in the background

2. “I can rap in a London accent, make weird faces, wear spandex, wigs, and black lipstick. I can be more creative than the average male rapper.” – Nicki Minaj

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

4. “Call it a curse, or just call me blessed, if you can’t handle my worst, you ain’t getting my best” – Nicki Minaj

5. “My tears have dried and I know that no weapon formed against me will prosper.” – Nicki Minaj

Sassy quote by the female rapper Nicki Minaj and her photo in the background as well

6. “You’re not gonna tell me who I am. I’m gonna tell you who I am.” – Nicki Minaj

7. “My best and worst ‘Idol’ moments? I don’t have a worst ‘Idol’ moment… I’ve been spectacular. Yes, I am going to toot my own horn. And then my best moment is every single moment. I’ll toot it again!” – Nicki Minaj

8. “Now it’s me & my time, it’s just me in my prime.” – Nicki Minaj

9. “Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I am like, ‘This is a high-top day’ or ‘This is a bob day,’ but when I get my clothes on that’s when I see.” – Nicki Minaj

10. “Cause I am not a word, I am not a line. I am not a girl that can ever be defined.” – Nicki Minaj

Sassy quote by Nicki and her photo in the background

11. “Shout out to my haters, sorry you couldn’t phase me.” – Nicki Minaj

12. “I don’t mind being called a weirdo.” – Nicki Minaj

13. “I feel like people always wanna define me and I don’t wanna be defined.” – Nicki Minaj

14. “If you don’t take control of your career, guess what? You’ll be stuck in the sunset watching the sunrise. I am the sunrise.” – Nicki Minaj

15. “Take me or leave me, I’ll never be perfect… believe me, I’m worth it.” – Nicki Minaj

Sassy quote by the rapper Nicki Minaj and her photo in the background, too

16. “If I wasn’t winning, you wouldn’t care.” – Nicki Minaj

17. “I’m a multidimensional woman, like all women are. The difference is I have the b*lls to take chances.” – Nicki Minaj

18. “I stand for girls wanting to be se*y and dance, but also having a strong sense of themselves. If you got a big ol’ b*tt? Shake it! Who cares? That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be graduating from college.” – Nicki Minaj

19. “Haters, I’m not your enemy, I’m your hero. Cheer up, you should be happy I’m here.” – Nicki Minaj

20. “I am who they couldn’t even dare to be.” – Nicki Minaj

Sassy quote by the rapper Nicki Minaj and her photo in the background

Wrapping It Up

You’ve reached the end of my article!

I hope you loved my collection of 100 Nicki Minaj quotes dedicated to the queen of rap!

See you next time!

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