Nicki Minaj explains the reason behind her voluptuous rump is due to comments from her ex-labelmate Lil Wayne.
However, at first, Wayne was not completely to blame for Nicki’s decision as the Grammy-nominated rapper also says the internet played a part. “Social media was just beginning when I started so I was a lot of people’s guinea pigs. I was one of the first people to be s—— on on the internet,” says Nicki, per HotNewHipHop.
“It wasn’t acceptable to have surgery at all or anything and at that time, I had never had surgery. I had a– shots, which, to this day, I realize even with me not consulting with anyone to do something like that, how insane that was…” the Pink Friday creator said, adding she felt pressure to look like some of the women who would come into the studio. “And actually what happened was I kept on being around [Lil] Wayne and them. At that time, you know Wayne, he’s always talking about big booties… Wayne would have a new chick in the studio every session. So they were his muses but I just was around them all the time and I was like the little sister. This is what you’re supposed to look like in the rap culture and I don’t look like that.”
The host then asked if anyone, in particular, made her feel pressured to get surgery which she at first denied then changed her answer.
“No! They never told me that– well, no. I’m lying. I think Wayne, I think they said stuff sometimes jokingly but to a young girl or up-and-coming rapper, when it’s from someone like Lil Wayne, it matters. Even if they’re joking, they don’t know that the person that is there in that room with them is not finding it funny.”