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Nicki Minaj Says She’s Inspired By Lauryn Hill

Feb 13, 2015 at 12:27 pm |

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Vogue Magazine sat down with newly-single beauty Nicki Minaj and touched upon a wide variety of topics. During the interview, the femcee discusses her creative process while recording The Pinkprint, feminism, being inspired by Lauryn Hill, her legacy as a female rapper, dating Meek Mill and much more. We compiled some of our favorite quotes below, but you can read the full interview here.

While I was doing the album I listened to a lot of Bob Marley songs and I love his approach on relationships. I love that he kind of just was able to speak about painful situations but in a very relatable way. Im very inspired by Lauryn [Hill]s honesty on Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. But my album doesnt sound like anyone elses album. Even the production, it just sounds like my own thing.

Youve been looking cozy with [rapper] Meek Mill on Instagram, and people are saying that you two are dating. Is he a part of the fun youre having?
Sometimes we hang out, and when we hang out, we have fun. [laughs] This is what I want to say about him: People think for some strange reason that we just started becoming friends recently. Weve been friends for a very, very long time, and hes been around for a lot of things that Ive gone through. And thats all Ill say about that.

Nicki Minaj talks being inspired by Lauryn Hill, dating Meek Mill, ‘The PinkPrint’ and more with Vogue Magazine.

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