Nicki Minaj loves the fact her and Beyonce inspire women every time they team up.
Nicki, who has collaborated with Beyonce on her track Feeling Myself and Beyonce’s Flawless remix, said in a new interview with America’s Marie Claire magazine that their work goes beyond music.
“Every time Bey and I do something together, I see how women are inspired, and it has nothing to do with how we look,” she said. “It has to do with how we are owning who we are and telling other women you should be the boss of your own career and the brains behind your life or your decisions or your art. I just love that feeling.”
The rapper also told the magazine how Bey’ husband Jay Z was the main motivation for her determination to succeed in the largely male-dominated rap genre.
Speaking about her admiration for the 46-year-old rapper, Nicki explained: “I don’t need to read a book about (business). I can look at someone’s career and just pinpoint the dos and the don’ts, and the one person I’ve done that with for my entire career was Jay Z.
“He did such a great job being an authentic street guy and a businessman, and I was like, Why aren’t there women doing that, taking the success from rap and channeling it into their empire? I felt like anything he could do, I could do.”
Nicki works hard to promote feminism and is hoping she inspires females to be independant women and for them not to rely on men.
“Nowadays, I feel like (young women) see marrying into money – I think that’s a big thing now,” she said. “I don’t want that to be a woman’s goal in life. I want your goal in life to become an entrepreneur, a rich woman, a career-driven woman. You have to be able to know that you need no man on this planet at all, period, and he should feel that, because when a man feels that you need him, he acts differently.”