Even if you like her or not Nicki is being seen everywhere you turn. She recently hit the cover of Billboard magazine. In the issue the outspoken 26-year-old discusses gaining respect in the industry, her previous jobs, and her new music.

She explains, “The last job I had was as an office manager in a little, tiny room where I literally wanted to strangle this guy because he was so loud and obnoxious.” Minaj recalls, “I would go home with stress pains in my neck and my back. That’s when I went to my mother and said, ‘Look, I’m not going back to work.’ I’d been fired like 15 times because I had a horrible attitude. I worked at Red Lobster before that and I chased a customer out of the restaurant once so I could stick my middle finger up at her and demand that she give me my pen back. I swear to God I was bad.”

Hitting the point of gaining respect in the industry, she says “When I do songs like ‘Monster,’ when I’m on a record with Jay-Z and Kanye West, when I’m on a record with Wayne and Em—I definitely think the dudes give me respect,” Minaj says. “They haven’t come easy but I think people are starting to give me more props.

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