105 Nicki Minaj quotes and lyrics to boost your confidence

She’ll be the first to tell you she’s the baddest in the room, and these Nicki Minaj quotes will make you harness your inner badass.

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Onika Tanya Maraj, popularly known as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and actress.

She’s one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 20 million singles as a lead artist and over 5 million albums worldwide to date.

Minaj was born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Queens, New York.

Her first album, Pink Friday, which she released in 2010, peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified triple platinum in America.

Since then, she has released two more albums, earned four top-five entries on the Billboard Hot 100 and received ten Grammy Award nominations among other numerous accolades.

As one of the most successful music artists in the world, Nicki Minaj has clearly managed to use her Everyday Power effectively.

In that respect, below are some of the best Nicki Minaj quotes to inspire confidence in you.

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Nicki Minaj quotes and lyrics to boost your confidence

1. “Don’t chase the boys. Don’t depend on anybody. Do your thing.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj quotes about boys

2. “I will not let anyone scare me out of my full potential.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj quotes about reaching full potential

3. “I’ll never be perfect. Believe me I’m worth it. So take me or leave me.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj quotes about being perfect

4. “When I win and when I lose, I take ownership of it, because I really am in charge of what I do.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj quotes about winning

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5. “You could be the king but watch the queen conquer.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj quotes on conquering

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6. “True confidence leaves no room for jealousy. When you know you are great, you have no need to hate.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Confidence

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7. “I want to build my empire. In my field, I have always seen men do it. From Diddy to Dr. Dre to Jay Z. Now it’s a woman’s turn.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Women Building Empire

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8. “You have to know that as long as you love who you are — your morals, your values, that type of stuff, you’re ok.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Loving Yourself

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9. “I want to show little girls that the possibilities are endless. That’s my goal – to not only do it for myself, but to show them I can do whatever I put my mind to.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Women Power

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10. “I ain’t never need a man to take care of me” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj quotes about love and relationships

11. “I, I’m not livin life. I’m not livin right. I’m not livin if you’re not by my side.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Love

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12. “He was the realest, I was the realest, we was the realest. When he approached me, I asked him ‘What the deal is?” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Relationships

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13. “He was Adam. I think I was Eve. But my vision ends with the apple on the tree.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Loving

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14. “And when they lookin, you let me hide. Protect my honor, protect my pride.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Protection

15. “Strange how someone you once loved can become just another person you once knew.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Growing Apart

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16. “You gave me strength gave me hope for a lifetime.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Hope

17. “Always tell someone how you feel because opportunities are lost in the blink of an eye, but regrets can last for a lifetime.” – Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj Quotes About Expressing Feelings

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Nicki Minaj quotes about life and happiness

18. “You don’t have to feel the need to put somebody down to make yourself feel better.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Not Putting Anyone Down

19. “Life is a prize, but to live doesn’t mean you’re alive.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Living

20. “Good advice I always hated, but lookin back it made me greater.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Advice

21. “I’m very protective of my heart.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Guarding Your Heart

22. “So, my happiness doesn’t come from money or fame. My happiness comes from seeing life without struggle.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Happiness

23. “My whole life is about being Nicki Minaj now. It’s a never-ending saga.” – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Happiness

24. “We all have insecurities, but you have to know you’re beautiful.” — Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Being Beautiful

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25. “Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I am like, ‘This is a high-top day’ or ‘This is a bob day,’ but when I get my clothes on that’s when I see.” — Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Positivity

26. “I live and I learn but I wait my turn. I’m always on the run, got weight to burn.”  — Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Being On The Run

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Nicki Minaj quotes about success and making it

27. “You wanna know what scares people? Success. When you don’t make moves and you don’t climb up the ladder, everybody loves you because you’re not competition.” — Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Success

28. “If I wasn’t winning, you wouldn’t care.” — Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Success

29. “Fame is the worst pain known to man. It’s stronger than heroin.”  — Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Fame

30. “Sometimes you gotta be beauty and a beast.” — Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Quotes About Being Cautious

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31. “Your victory is right around the corner. Never give up.” — Nicki Minaj

32. ”Stay in school. Don’t ever be lazy, don’t you ever complain about hard work. Work hard, it pays off.” — Nicki Minaj

33. “I always feel it’s important for me to show females that they can be in charge of their own situation.” — Nicki Minaj

34. “Sometimes you don’t realize how far you’ve gotten until you look around at the people who are still trailing far behind you.” — Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj quotes on dealing with haters and life’s challenges

35. “Haters, I’m not your enemy I’m your hero. Cheer up, you should be happy I’m here” — Nicki Minaj

36. “Shoutout to my haters, sorry you couldn’t phase me.” — Nicki Minaj

37. “You can hate me, but why knock my hustle? I’ma be the queen no matter how they shuffle.” — Nicki Minaj

38. “I don’t have to do things just to please people. It’s okay to do what I love because what I love, my fans love. And they’re really the only ones that should matter.” — Nicki Minaj

39. “You’re not gonna tell me who I am. I’m gonna tell you who I am.” — Nicki Minaj

40. “I feel like my entire career and life, I’ve been judged by people who did not really know me. I definitely think that they probably were right to assume what they had assumed about me, because there was such little to go on out there.” — Nicki Minaj

41. “Respect your haters. They’re the only ones who think you’re better than them.” — Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj quotes to motivate you

42. “I just want women to feel in control, because we’re capable — we’re so capable.” — Nicki Minaj

43. “Don’t stay watching happiness, make it.” — Nicki Minaj

44. “You could never understand why I grind like I do
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45. “No I’m not lucky, I’m blessed.” ― Nicki Minaj

46. “Good advice I always hated, but lookin back it made me greater.”  ― Nicki Minaj

47. “Call it a curse, or just call me blessed, if you can’t handle my worst, you ain’t getting my best” ― Nicki Minaj

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48. “People will love you and support you when it’s beneficial.” ― Nicki Minaj

49. “If you don’t have critics, you probably don’t have success either.” ― Nicki Minaj

50. “But had I accepted the pickle juice, I would be drinking pickle juice right now.” – Nicki Minaj

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Other inspirational Nicki Minaj quotes

51. “Maybe your weird is my normal. Who’s to say?”- Nicki Minaj

52. “You wanna know what scares people? Success. When you don’t make moves and when you don’t climb up the ladder, everybody loves you because you’re not competition.”- Nicki Minaj

53. “But, by just being myself, I end up touching a lot more people who might never have paid much attention to a female rapper.” – Nicki Minaj

54. “You should never feel afraid to become a piece of art. It’s exhilarating.”- Nicki Minaj

55. “I think of myself as a woman who wants other women to be bosses and to be strong and to be go-getters.”- Nicki Minaj

56. “I don’t promote giving up. I promote fighting and winning.” – Nicki Minaj

57. “I just want women to always feel in control. Because we’re capable, we’re so capable.”- Nicki Minaj

58. “People face difficulties, no matter who you are. I faced difficulties with a lot of things. I face opposition every day, but I didn’t kill myself and now, thank God, I’m here.” – Nicki Minaj

59. “Beauty might bring happiness, but happiness always brings beauty.”- Nicki Minaj

60. “I’ve always been the type of person to make everybody happy and get things done. I want everything to be 100% perfect.” – Nicki Minaj

61. “Shout out to my haters, Sorry that you couldn’t faze me.” – Nicki Minaj

62. “I don’t mind being called a weirdo. There are a lot of people in hip-hop who are probably never going to get what I do.” – Nicki Minaj

63. “I want people – especially young girls – to know that in life, nothing is going to be based on sex appeal. You’ve got to have something else to go with that.” – Nicki Minaj

64. “I put God first and do not allow other things to cloud my vision.” – Nicki Minaj

65. “It’s not hard to get your way when it’s your way or the highway. People either follow suit or they’re not around.” – Nicki Minaj

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66. “I don’t put cash in my Louis Vuitton wallet. I have it thrown around my bag – jut a whole bunch of hundreds, maybe $5,000.” -Nicki Minaj

67. “Female rappers get it the hardest. You have to be a girl, yet you have to be just as hard as the guys. I think some female rappers get scared out of the business before they can make it.” -Nicki Minaj

68. “My rule is, whatever you were calling me four years ago is what you should be calling me now, because I don’t like it when my family or close friends call me Nicki Minaj. To me I’m not Nicki Minaj when I’m with them.” -Nicki Minaj

69. “I look at rap as an opportunity to act. My head is full of different characters – in each song I’m auditioning a character.” -Nicki Minaj

70. “When you don’t act seriously, you can make up your own rules.” -NIcki Minaj

71. “I’m thinking of a legacy that I can be proud of and wealth that my grandchildren can use to go to college.” -Nicki Minaj

72. “I went through a lot of bullying early on. Girls made my life a living hell. We had come to America from a different country. My brother and I had accents. It was very tough.” -Nicki Minaj

73. “People always want to talk about who I was, but I’ve always been singing, always been experimenting with pop music.” -Nicki Minaj

74. “I hate cameras. I hate cameras and I hate camera phones. The camera’s my worst enemy and my best friend.” -Nicki Minaj

75. “I hate formal stuff. I love looking like a doll and all that stuff and playing dress up, but when I’m home, sweat pants, t-shirt. When I’m in the studio, sweat pants, t-shirt.” -Nicki Minaj

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76. “Refuse to lose, Refuse to be defeated, Refuse to have regrets.” — Nicki Minaj

77. “There’s nothing more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through tears.” — Nicki Minaj

78. “I came to win, to conquer, to thrive” — Nicki Minaj

79. “I get what I desire, it’s my empire.” —  Nicki Minaj

80. “Being successful is the goal at the end of the day. Besides, even the successful can attest to this.” — Nicki Minaj

81. “I have never gonna let anyone pull me down and make me feel small.” — Nicki Minaj

82. “It’s those little tiny things that really make up the bigger picture.” — Nicki Minaj

83. “If you don’t take control of your career, guess what? You’ll be stuck in the sunset watching the sunrise, I am the sunrise.” —  Nicki Minaj

84. “Cause I am not a word, I am not a line. I am not a girl that can ever be defined.” —  Nicki Minaj

85. “My tears have dried and I know that no weapon formed against me will prosper.” — Nicki Minaj

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86. “I’m fighting for the girls that never thought they could win.” ― Nicki Minaj

87. “Lavender is the new pink. I’ll never stop wearing pink but I wanted to venture out.” ― Nicki Minaj

88. “Just when they thought I was done for the winter, I came out stuntin I’m such a big spender.” ― Nicki Minaj

89. “I get the thumbs up like I’m hailing a yellow cab.” ― Nicki Minaj

90. “Angel away yeah strange in a way Maybe that is why I chase strangers away.” ― Nicki Minaj

91. “Man I been did that. Man I been popped off. And if she aint tryna to give it up she get dropped off.” ― Nicki Minaj

92. “But could it be little me you was hecklin me Now it’s monotony winnin regularly.” ― Nicki Minaj

93. “Let me shake it off I just signed a couple deals I might break you off.” ― Nicki Minaj

94. “Tryna forgive you for abandonin me Prayin but I think I’m still an angel away.” ― Nicki Minaj

95. “Man I can’t even count all of these hundreds Duffle bag every time I go to SunTrust.” ― Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj’s Quotes About Money

96. “Could have called back just to say som’ I’m fall back in the bass drum.” ― Nicki Minaj

97. “Just hopped off the plane came back from Vancouv Little white tee sum boobs & bamboo.” ― Nicki Minaj

98. “You can’t run game on a rapper. I’m always 10 steps ahead of you.” ― Nicki Minaj

99. “I’m bout that fast money, money ain’t got no patience. But if them boys come run like you on probation.” ― Nicki Minaj

100. “Register my money, for the money gymnastic. Cause I make it flip now they be lookin all nasty.” ― Nicki Minaj

101. “Yeah my money’s so tall that my Barbie’s gotta climb it.” ― Nicki Minaj

102. “They go the long way but we take the short cut Give me the blonde hair, long weave, short cut.” ― Nicki Minaj

103. “I graduate with honors. I balled Nead O’Connor. I did a free style then I got a shoutout from Obama.” ― Nicki Minaj

104. “Just met a boy, just met a boy when he could become my little problem.” ― Nicki Minaj

105. “I hear the criticism loud & clear That is how I know that the time is near.” ― Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj is well-known for her eccentric and suggestive lyrics.

But beneath that, there are some valuable lessons that everyone can learn from the artist.

She’s a powerful woman who doesn’t entertain BS from anyone. Besides, she constantly strives to empower women.

Hopefully, these Nicki Minaj quotes have inspired you to not merely exist in this world but to aim to do more.

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