From A Waitress To A Super Star: The Success Story Of Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj whom everyone knows today as one of the best and leading female rappers, wasn’t all that glossy from the start. Life was never all that green for her, and she’s work so hard to get to where she is today. Today, we see her as a talented vocalist, songwriter, award winning singer, rapper, hip-hop artist, television host, and icon of female empowerment.
She is also widely known for bold, loud fashion statements. Including brightly colored makeup, outrageous hair styles, and unconventional costumes. However, she has overcome many obstacles along her path to stardom, having been born outside the United States, moving with her family to New York at a young age, enduring an abusive and drug-addicted father, and paying her dues by working odd jobs.
She started off as a waiter but mostly got fired because of poor customer service. In spite of all these, one thing was sure about Nicki; her love for music.
With a keen ear for music since an early age, she played the clarinet in her middle school band. Afterward, she auditioned and gained admission to ‘La Guardia High School’, a magnet school for the arts.
Nonetheless, despite her short comings, particularly her short temper, which landed her in feuds with several artists. Nicki never gave up on pursuing her dreams.
In less than ten years, she has gone from a social media hopeful to successful multi-media mogul. Including multiple recording projects, tv hosting and even a Super Bowl appearance. With no signs of slowing down, Nicki Minaj continues to wow audiences with her Chart-topping numbers.
Furthermore, her love life has not been the best, as she has been through so many popular relationships yet none worked out leaving her heart broken.
From her experiences and day to day hustle and achievements, it is safe to say, Nicki is a huge inspiration to girls. Her songs, her lyrics and strong beliefs, have stirred so many girls to want to live out their dreams.
Below are some hand-picked Nicki Minaj quotes that will inspire you to walk your path, live your dreams and shut out the outside noise.
I don’t promote giving up, i promote fighting
i’m a multidimensional woman, like all women are the difference is that i have the balls to take the chances
It’s a ladder. you want to climb the ladder to success, and some people won’t appreciate the first 2 or 3 steps, they just want to get to the top
if you don’t have critics, you probably don’t have success either
You wanna know what scares people? success. When you don’t make moves and you don’t climb up the ladder everybody. loves you because you are not competition.
Its those little tiny things that really make up the bigger picture. So, my happiness doesn’t come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.
I’m fighting for the girls who never thought they could win
You gotta be a beast that’s the only way they will respect you