Set yourself up for success with Nicki Minaj

Raylex has a thing for strong women. We adore ladies who don’t take crap from anyone and who believe in themselves. Nicki Minaj, famous for her gravity-defying cotton candy wigs and crazy outfits, is definitely one of those women. The queen of the female rap scene, she has risen to the top of a male-dominated industry through sheer willpower.


Be crystal clear about what you want

“I took my time with my new album. I wanted to make something people could really relate to. Take Jay Z, who’s such a role model. Despite his drug past, he went on to become one of the most successful businessmen of his time. That’s the message I want to give to young girls: it doesn’t matter where you started in your life; you too can become anything you want to be.”


Pink hair, don’t care

“Women should do what makes them happiest. Whatever I do or wear, I do it for me and nobody else. You’re probably going to be taken more seriously with less extravagant clothes, but there’s more than meets the eye. I closed huge deals with millionaires with my pink hair piled high. Confidence comes from within.”


Your way is the right way

“You have to work as hard as you can, but one day you’ll get the recognition you deserve. And even if you don’t, you’ll still be proud of your work. Because you know you pushed yourself to the limit to get exactly the result you were looking for.”


F*ck perfection

“Give yourself some space to make mistakes and have a little fun. The less pressure I put on myself, the more I leave myself open to magical moments. Sometimes you get better results by just enjoying the moment and not obsessing over perfection.”


Don’t listen to bad advice

“I have always loved to sing. If someone had told me ‘Don’t do that on your rap album’ and I would’ve listened, I would have regretted it for the rest of my life. It’s up to you to take or ignore the advice you get. Sleep on it and make a decision you feel completely comfortable with. Failing is okay, but it’s better to fail having followed your heart than someone else’s.”

If you put in enough hard work and believe in yourself, you can do anything – including kicking that nail-biting habit!

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