Nicki Minaj joined the ladies on The View for a discussion about her career, her recent addition to American Idol and the launch of her new Pink Friday perfume.
Minaj spoke about her fashion choices, pointing out that she is aware of the possible negative connotations about her image, but that parents ultimately need to supervise children so they are not overly influenced. Occasionally breaking into her trademark accents, she broke down her hip hop beginnings on mixtapes and DVDs, and her transition to superstardom.
While a View staff member received a “Nicki Minaj makeover,” Minaj spoke about her introduction into her role as an American Idol judge, though without giving too many details.
Whoopi Goldberg chimed in during the interview, insisting that Nicki Minaj implore to young girls that it is OK to be an individual, instead of trend followers. “Even if it’s something that I do, you don’t have to love it, you don’t have to do it. If you don’t feel comfortable with it, you shouldn’t do it,” Minaj said, adding, “And love yourself, Barbs!” before explaining to the guest co-host, Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas, the origins of the “Barbie” movement.
Minaj explained the creation of her new Pink Friday perfume line and her feelings on being able to launch the product, telling the panel, “As a little girl growing up in South Side Jamaica Queens, if anyone would have told me that I would have my own perfume one day and be able to inspire young black girls everywhere to go in a Macy’s or a Nordstroms and see their face staring back at them, I would have never believed it. I want to just thank everyone who suppored me for such a long time and given me a chance to be me.”
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