Minaj is featured on the cover of Fader magazine’s fall fashion issue. During a Q&A inside the issue Minaj is questioned about how creating pop music has changed her career.
I felt like my pop music made me have to retell my story. My credibility as an MC—I never thought I would have to explain that. I thought it was so evident that I belonged here [in hip-hop]. Looking back now, I love that I was pushed to reinvent myself because when I sit back and I really look, I need hip-hop, and hip-hop needs me.