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15 May 2013, 12:00
The 'Pound The Alarm' rapper says she tries not to get involved with the popularity contest aspects of music.
Nicki Minaj has compared the music industry to being 'like high school" and says she "can't be bothered" with some of the popularity aspects of the business.
The 'Starships' rapper opened up about her thoughts on her pop peers and the industry as a whole this past week in the May issue of Teen Vogue, which also features Nicki on the cover and in a brand new photo shoot.
"People treat this business like it's high school," Nicki revealed to the publication. "It can absolutely feel like one big popularity contest.
"And you know what? I can't be bothered," the US rapper announced. "I can't allow myself to play ridiculous games with grown adults in the industry.
"I can't be nice to someone just because they're hot right now," she added. "I can't do it."
Check out a picture from Nicki Minaj's photoshoot for Teen Vogue's May issue below (Credit: Teen Vogue):
The US star has spent the past year as a judge on American Idol and says she has loved her time on the show, but has remained quiet on whether she will be back for more next season.
This month has also seen Nicki featuring on a remix of Carly Rae Jepsen's brand new single 'Tonight I'm Getting Over You'.
Check out the cover for Nicki Minaj's Teen Vogue issue below (Credit: Teen Vogue):
Nicki Minaj is set to perform live at the Billboard Music Awards 2013 later this month on 19th May.