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NICKI MINAJ TO GIRLS:
WORK HARD AND DEMAND EQUAL PAY

We love that Nicki Minaj is a Time 100 honoree. But what we love even more is what she had to say about women rising to the top of their game and being unapologetic in demanding equal pay:

“One thing I learned along the way in business is the necessity for you to be unapologetic about asking for how much money you deserve. At a very early stage in my rap career, I was making six figures for shows. If I heard there was another rapper making that, I thought, ‘you know what? I get out there and demand or command a crowd. I get out there and make my fans happy. I want that, too.’ I think women have the tendency to feel like they shouldn’t ask to be compensated as much as a man doing the same exact thing.

If you know you’re great at what you do, don’t ever be ashamed to ask for the top dollar in your field. If I’m great at what I do, I can’t be denied. Some things may be overlooked but no one can deny my brand, and that’s the words of wisdom I would give to other young women.”

Time 100 Honoree Nicki Minaj 

Below is her interview with the news magazine. It’s a must-watch for everyone, but we’re finding it especially inspiring on days when we aren’t so motivated. Nicki demands more of herself, which means she can rightfully demand more of that money. Girl delivers wisdom up the wazoo. Check it out:

“At a very early stage in my rap career, I was making six figures for shows…If I heard there was another rapper making that, I thought, ‘you know what? I get out there and demand or command a crowd. I get out there and make my fans happy. I get out there and give a real show. I want that, too.’ And I pushed myself to be better with my showmanship, but I also decided, you know what? I want to be compensated well.”

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One Response to “NICKI MINAJ TO GIRLS:
WORK HARD AND DEMAND EQUAL PAY”
  1. Quiana says:

    Broken Soul,Indeed, it can be a hard journey. The most important thing is to have the support of family and fraoeds.Cisdnk,You do so much advocacy and awareness education. Like you, I feel the same way — "Why are people not open to understanding more?"

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