Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Nicki Minaj: I served lobster for a living

NIcki Minaj

Nicki Minaj worked in a kitchen at the time of her big break.

The Starships singer shot to fame when she launched her Pink Friday album in 2010.

Before she became a superstar, Nicki was serving dinner.

"I was still working at Red Lobster when I first heard my song on the radio, so I wouldn't consider myself famous at that time!" she told ET Online.

"I had to go in that kitchen and make them salads and take that lobster out to that table!"

Nicki is glad that she stayed true to her artistic vision throughout her career.

She never listened to naysayers.

"The worst advice anyone has ever given me is to not incorporate singing and theatre into my music and into my image!" she revealed.

Nicki has several musical inspirations.

Not all of her idols are rap musicians.

"No one knows that I'm in love with Enya!" Nicki gushed.

"Oh my gosh, she makes me feel like I could fly!"

Nicki is currently a judge on American Idol alongside Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson.

© Cover Media

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Libra:

Sorting out and organising your surroundings should be your first priority. As a general rule, you don't mind an untidy workspace. As far as you're concerned, messiness is a sign of genius. There comes a point when even the most talented person has to make order from chaos. It may take a few hours to sort through all the papers that have accumulated, but take heart. Once you dispose the junk, you'll be able to zip through chores like a hot knife through butter.More