Nicki Minaj: ‘I never want to be poor again’

Nicki Minaj has revealed that her experience of poverty makes her more driven to succeed.

The ‘Super Bass’ singer r told Contactmusic that her “crazy childhood” has given her more faith in herself.

Minaj said: “I never want to go back to being poor. Once you have a taste of that you will always be driven. I know what that felt like and I don’t want to feel it ever again.

“So yeah, I mean my childhood was crazy but it got me to the point where I had so much faith in whatever I was doing. I just always feel where there’s a will there’s a way, and I live my entire life that way now.”

Minaj went on to say that people from privileged backgrounds may be unable to cope in the music business.

“If you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth and you come into this business you’re going to get let down a lot,” she said. “And it will probably send you crazy.

“This is only for the mentally strong. If you’re not, then it’s not going to work.”

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