Nicki Minaj Chats About ‘Pink Friday,’ Whitney Houston, and Lil Wayne

Nicki Minaj answered questions tweeted by her fans during a 30-minute chat with Billboard on Friday (Aug. 6). The hip-hop Barbie spoke about singing on her debut album Pink Friday, how she’s changed, what she’d be doing if she wasn’t an artist, meeting Lil Wayne, her love for Whitney Houston and Judge Judy, why she regrets getting her tattoo, and much more. Watch the captivating Q&A below.

Part 1: Nicki Minaj talks about Pink Friday, her VMA nomination, writing rituals, and the “dope chick” she has in mind for her album.

Part 2: The Harajuku Barbie explains the biggest lesson she’s learned since making it big.

Part 3: Nicki on changing her persona, being inspired by L.A., her fantasy female supergroup, and her love for Whitney Houston.

Part 4: Nicki Minaj talks about why she doesn’t believe in ringtones, India, and fashion.

Part 5: Nicki discusses her favorite songs, what Lil Wayne’s support means to her, and tattoo regrets.

Part 6: Nicki talks about cartoons, her affinity for “Judge Judy” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” dieting, what she does in her spare time, and her next single.