Nicki Minaj recently said that she is working on toning down her sex appeal to show young women there is more then just your figure. "I made a conscious decision to try to tone down the sexiness," she tells Interview magazine. "I want people–especially young girls–to know that in life, nothing is going to be based on sex appeal. You've got to have something else to go with that…I don't mind being called a weirdo…There are a lot of people in hip-hop who are probably never going to get what I do. But, by just being myself, I end up touching a lot more people who might never have paid much attention to a female rapper."
In related news, Nicki Minaj recently talked about her approach to her upcoming debut album and why she thinks artists should not be afraid to go pop. "With this album, you got people saying 'Oh that might be too pop for you,' or 'That might be too dance for you,'" she says later. "And I just started meditating on what makes them say that. I think people say those things just because of the past. I have to invent something, to show that a girl can rap over any kind of beat and still be hip-hop."
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