NICKI MINAJ
Says The Industry Is “Just Like High School”

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If there’s one time period in my life that I certainly would not want to return to, that would be my high school years. I know that while some people might consider their high school days the best days of their lives, I didn’t feel that way at all. I’m sure Nicki Minaj knows what I’m talking about as she compares the entertainment industry to high school in her new interview with Teen Vogue. Here are some highlights of what she says in the mag:

The industry is like high school: “People treat this business like it’s high school. It can absolutely feel like one big popularity contest, and you know what? I can’t be bothered. I can’t allow myself to play ridiculous games with grown adults in the industry. I can’t be nice to someone just because they’re hot right now. I can’t do it.”

She switched schools a lot: “Every time my parents fought, my mother would have us move and I would have to go to a new school, which meant I’d have to face the task of making new friends. I dreaded it. I had butterflies in my stomach each time: Are people going to like or hate me? … Sometimes there’d be a fight, sometimes not. I let people know I wasn’t going to be pushed around.”

The good & bad of the internet: “My journey to who I am today began on MySpace. I love getting real opinions from people. I used to read the bad things people said about me. Then I asked myself, ‘Why am I reading that when I have millions of people saying great things?’ You cannot give negativity power. I tell teens, if you’re having a problem, there’s nothing wrong with deleting your social media. If people keep taunting you and you keep reading it, it’s poison.”

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