Rapper Nicki Minaj recently spoke on her upcoming solo album, The Pink Print, and the Young Money artist explained how much of an influence Jay Z has been throughout her career.
Nicki revealed how much she has looked up to Jay throughout her music career and how she has tried to follow his footsteps when it comes to being a mogul.
“I think everybody knows how obsessed I am with Jay Z. He’s always been my favorite rapper — him and [Lil] Wayne,” Nicki said in an interview. “He did such a great job of creating this Blueprint brand for male rappers, I felt. And I studied a lot of his blueprint, just in terms of becoming a mogul. … I wanted to be like Jay Z. I felt like with what I’m doing, I want female rappers to be able to pattern themselves with what I’ve done one day,” she said. “And I think the album is soooo classic, it’s gonna feel so good and it will probably be one that female rappers will look to as a ‘pink print’ for years to come.” (Power 106)
Check out the interview HERE.