Nicki Minaj caused a stir last week when her & Beyonce dropped their 'Feeling Myself' music video exclusively on Tidal. Nicki's career continues to elevate and she is the cover star for the July 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. On the cover shot by Mathias Vriens-McGrath, Nicki is rocking a gold & silver beaded leotard.
In the issue, she talks being high-maintenance in bed, where she sees herself in 10 years, recording 'The Pinkprint' and more. Continue below to see more images and to read some excerpts from her interview. For more on Nicki's feature, visit Cosmopolitan.com and pick up a copy on newsstand June 9th.
On being open about discussing money:
"Women are uncomfortable talking about money. I know it's taboo to discuss it at work. Technically, you shouldn't, but you need to know what people around you are making. Otherwise, you're not going to know what you're worth. You have to ask questions. 'What is this person getting?' Do your research. I've always been pretty competitive in terms of my pay."
On recording 'The Pinkprint' after a tough breakup with ex Safaree Samuels:
"I didn't [set out] to write a personal album, but The Pinkprint came at a very crucial time in my life. I realized that people can up and take off at any given moment. As women, we are vulnerable and emotional, and that's OK. I had to learn quickly that if you don't have a sense of self, you can be destroyed by a man. You can be destroyed by a relationship. I had to ask myself, 'Who am I? Is this good enough?' I had to approve of myself and my skills."
On being high-maintenance in bed:
"I demand that I climax. I think women should demand that. I have a friend who's never had an orgasm in her life. In her life! That hurts my heart. It's cuckoo to me. We always have orgasm interventions where we, like, show her how to do stuff. We'll straddle each other, saying, 'You gotta get on him like that and do it like this.' She says she's a pleaser. I'm a pleaser, but it's fifty-fifty."
On where she sees herself in 10years:
"Ten years from now, I will have two children, unless my husband wants three. I will be into my fitness a lot more, I will stop yo-yo dieting, and I'll be a housewife with careers that I can run from home. I want to be able to cook for my children, bake cookies for them, and watch them grow up. I just want to be Mommy. Take them to school, go to the parent-teacher conference, help them with their homework, and put their work on the refrigerator."