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Nicki Minaj Says Women Should Be Unapologetic About Asking For More Money

"If you know you’re great at what you do, don’t ever be ashamed to ask for the top dollar in your field."

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Speaking to Time magazine, Nicki implored women to be "unapologetic" about asking for more money.

She said:

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 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 as well."

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She went on to say that talented women in any industry should demand to be paid what they're worth.

Nicki explained:

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.

Nicki concluded by saying her collaboration with Beyoncé had given her hope that young women may feel empowered and inspired to reach their potential.

She said:

It just feels like young women are being empowered and inspired, because I think it says a lot when you see two young women at the top of their field, whether they're black or white, it just means a lot when you see them owning who they are and owning the business.