Nicki Minaj covers The FADER

I think early on in my career, I was… I was… just a little bit crazy…

…she says, lightly smacking her chewing gum. “I took everything personally. That’s just not good, and it’s not healthy.” These days, she works hard to keep herself in check. “I think one of my best attributes now, as a businesswoman and an artist and a professional person, is being able to think before I speak,” she adds. “I’ve learned that everything I think doesn’t necessarily need to be stated.”

— Nicki Minaj to The FADER

Nicki Minaj graces the cover of the upcoming issue of The FADER and accompanying the photospread in the gallery is the above quotable of the full cover story. Here it is all released in one package for consumption today.

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