Nicki Minaj has proven that she can do what men do, and sometimes better. However, like any woman...she has said multiple times that she wants to put the tough girl, boss chick persona aside one day, and start a family. Has that day come?
While the verdict is still out on whether or not Meek Mill was dropping a clue or if this Instagram post was just for kicks and giggles. What we do know is that Nicki has said she will be ready to settle down soon and start a family. Her inspiration: Beyonce and Jay Z.
Not only is she getting relationship advice from the power couple but back in 2014 she credited Beyoncé as proof that you can do the damn thing on stage and in your career, and balance being a mother and wife as well.
"[I want] an upright man, who will take care of me. The time is not yet ripe, but when I decide to get married and become a mother, I would like to take a hiatus and dedicate myself completely to my child. Seeing Beyoncé with her daughter and husband was so tender, and it showed me that it is possible to be an animal on stage and a caring mother at the same time."
While Beyonce continues to slay motherhood and the stage, for some women they are constantly asking themselves: Can women have it all? Kelly Cutrone claims that women CAN have it all, but not all at one time. Meanwhile, Shonda Rhimes said during her commencement speech that any woman who tells you that they are doing it all perfectly is a liar. Nicki herself said that there will be a time where she will have to take a break from music to have that family life.
"Family has always been very important to me, and that is why I want to wait until the right moment before starting my own. Right now I am too busy, but at a certain point the situation will change. I gave myself a time limit to reach my professional goals. I don’t want to work my whole life without ever experiencing the joys of a family."
Since Nicki hasn't released any new solo music until this month, could now be the time she was referring to?
While we wait for a baby Omeeka, she's still building a huge empire and showing that female rappers can be just as successful in business as men:
"I want to build my empire. [Watching my mom be abused] had a profound influence on my way of being a woman – never let a man cross the line or control me, especially in my career. 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. At first no one took me seriously. In the world of rap, women are usually relegated to the choir."