This week Elle Magazine released its July issue with Nicki Minaj on the cover. After a four year break, she’s back with a new Album “Queen”, but it’s not her new album that has me hype, it’s her personal growth, and the fact that for the first time in 15 years she single. Why am I excited about this you ask? Well because it’s refreshing to know that it’s ok to be single. I am at the awkward stage in my life where I feel bad that I’m single. I feel like what’s wrong with me? Why am I the only one single in my circles? Am I meant to be single forever? Is it weird that I enjoy being single, and not having anybody to answer too? Is it also weird that I also what those things? Anyway reading the Elle Magazine interview has me feeling like its completely normal that I’m taking this time to heal myself instead of jumping into something knowing that I’m not emotionally ready.
“BECOMING SINGLE WAS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MADE ME FEEL STRONG AND POWERFUL. THE FACT THAT I AM A YOUNG WOMAN WHO DOESN’T NEED A MAN FOR MONEY. I DON’T NEED A MAN FOR A JOB.”
She reminded me that if you’re not careful, you can easily lose yourself in a relationship saying
“I remember feeling like I could do anything at one time in my life,” she says, “and somewhere along the line, I just started second guessing myself, for whatever reason.” That all ended when she started learning how to sleep alone. “As soon as I realized that I could actually live and breathe, and eat and sleep, and walk and talk without having a boyfriend, something clicked in me.”
“Becoming single,” she goes on, “was one of the things that made me feel strong and powerful. The fact that I am a young woman who doesn’t need a man for money. I don’t need a man for a job. I’ve never had to fuck for beats. I’ve never had to fuck for a record deal. I don’t have those pressures. I get up when I want, shop when I want.”
The Queen’s rapper also wants young ladies to know its ok to not to be sexually active, stating “it being okay to keep your legs closed. I don’t really know how to say that without being offensive.”
She also wants women to know there worth
“Maybe I was naïve, but I didn’t realize how many girls were modern-day prostitutes,” she begins. “Whether you’re a stripper, or whether you’re an Instagram girl—these girls are so beautiful and they have so much to offer. But I started finding out that you give them a couple thousand dollars, and you can have sex with them. I was like, Yikes. It’s just sad that they don’t know their worth. It makes me sad as a woman. And it makes me sad that maybe I’ve contributed to that in some way.”