Minaj appears on the cover of a November 2014 issue of Billboard magazine. She talks about her time at American Idol, staying competitive, and the criticism of her Anaconda video.
Everything we see that’s labeled as beautiful is very skinny. In the song I kind of say, ‘F— them skinny girls.’ But it’s all love. I consider myself a skinny girl. I went overboard with the video to show that I’m not going to hide. And those big-booty dancers I have, they’re not going to hide. Black girls should feel sexy, powerful and important too.