Nicki Minaj has stated that she wants to be worth at least half a billion dollars at some point in her life.
The female rapper told Dazed magazine that she wishes to emulate the success and wealth of mega business moguls Jay-Z and P. Diddy, and that being a woman shouldn’t told her back in achieving this status.
Speaking about her desires and earning potential, Minaj said “I have to make $500 million dollars first, too though. That figure has been in my brain for a long time. I want to be the female who earned the same amount of money that the Jay Zs and the Puffys were able to earn.”
“I just want women to always feel in control. Because, we’re capable – we’re so capable. It’s one of the reasons that I have these women that I look up to – because they did not allow being a woman to make them feel like they should settle for less, financially,” she continued.
She finished by saying that although money isn’t everything, “it says a lot.”
Minaj co-writes all of her material for her albums, and writes her own rap verses on songs where she makes a guest appearance, and therefore receives royalties from all of the music that she releases.
Having achieved as many Hot 100 chart entries in five years as Mariah Carey has in 24, we don’t doubt that Minaj will be able to achieve her goal, especially if she continues her foray into acting and other business ventures.
Check out her new music video for ‘Anaconda’ below!