She began her music career singing with various rappers and working odd jobs. Off The Record: Are you in command of the beat? Absolutely not. There is wit and sly humor in her work.
Recognizing Hip-Hop has become an image-driven art form, Minaj wants to entertain but is conscious of her previous overtly sexual images due to younger fans.
She has a vocal range that can go from a high-pitched twittering to a growl in a few bars. I got to prove myself a hundred times, whereas the guys that came in around the same time as I did, they were given the titles so much quicker without anybody second-guessing. I am stunned by the number of people Minaj has at her service.
In an interview with Details Magazine, Minaj said that while Hip-Hop has welcomed her as a bisexual female emcee, she believes the culture is still not ready to accept a bisexual or homosexual male rapper.