It’s obvious that pop culture phenom Nicki Minaj was born to perform. But did she always want to be a Grammy-winning hip-hop artist? Not quite...

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In a recent interview in Vogue’s March issue, Nicki gets painted blue and opens up about her youth, personal style, and future plans.

She wants to do good.
On her fans: She’s planning “an enormous foundation to nurture girls. The Nicki Minaj girl is a fun, artsy girl who can become a fierce force to be reckoned with on Wall Street! They hang on my every word, so I tell them, go to school, be ambitious. The worst position is to be financially dependent on the man.”

She LOVES her labels.
On her personal style: “If I can combine designer things with other things, I’m a happy camper.” Not so with accessories. At one time she was spending $50,000 a month on “Giuseppe, Versace, YSL, and Fendi shoes. And I bought tons of Vuitton bags. When you’re a young girl from Queens, you’re going to stock up on those bags.”

In an alternative universe, she’d be a...
On what she wanted to do when she grew up: “A huge part of me wanted to be a lawyer! I would do a really good job as a prosecutor.”

Head over to Vogue for more from Nicki!

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