Nicki Minaj of Lil Waynes Young Money Crew is changing her image and scaling back on the raunchy, overtly sexual mantra that has carried her thus far.
Fresh off the Iron Music Tour with Wayne, Nicki Minaj said she is toning it down and focusing more on her rapping/singing style.
The rapper affirmed she wont present as much of the in-your-face sexiness as she has in prior years.
Nicki Minaj is not going to be about sex appeal. Im always gonna be sexy, Minaj told AllHipHop.com, Im a bad b***h.
The Jamaica, New York native, who seemed heavily influenced by Lil Kim, said she wont emulate her female counterparts.
Its okay to be sexy but you have to also balance that with your music thats what I learned and thats what Im doing. Im not the next anybody, Im the new Nicki Minaj, she said.
Nicki Minaj recently released a new mixtape called Beam Me Up Scotty.