Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Nicki Minaj proud not to deal drugs

'Check It Out' hitmaker Nicki Minaj is proud to have made it as a rapper without ever dealing drugs.
Great deals on musical instruments

Nicki Minaj is proud she has made it as a rapper without ever dealing drugs.

The Trinidadian 'Check It Out' hitmaker had a tough upbringing in New York, but never went to the wrong side of the law, and is glad she and fellow rapper Drake are giving the music genre a positive image.

She told Rolling Stone magazine: "At one point you had to sell a few kilos to be considered a credible rapper.

"But now it's like Drake and I are embracing the fact that we went to school, we love acting, we love theatre, and that's ok - and it's especially good for the black community to know that's ok, that's embraced."

A number of rappers have previously admitted to dealing or have been arrested for selling drugs, including Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg. Nicki believes in karma, however, and this is one of the reasons she openly talks about her father - who was a violent drug addict - put her family through, even though he still lives with her mother.

She added: "It's the price you pay when you abuse drugs and alcohol. Maybe one day your daughter will be famous and talk to every magazine about it, so think about that, dads out there who want to be crazy."

Nicki's debut album, 'Pink Friday' is out now.

Posted on 29 Nov 2010 10:00 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.

17 Nov 2016 09:53
thumbnail

Chief executive of UK Music expects difficulties in the near future for UK artists wishing to work in the USA

16 Nov 2016 13:09
thumbnail

Ticket touters have been routinely slammed by artists and promoters for quite some time. Now, the government are to host an evidence session in which ticket touters and secondary tickets websites will be investigated.

14 Nov 2016 10:46
thumbnail

Shure announce their 'Call for Legends- Live Contest' in which the company search high and low for the next living music legends.

7 Nov 2016 12:12
thumbnail

In August controversy was in the air as the Dirty Dancing stage show fired its live musicians in favour of a backing track. Now the Musicians' Union urge its members to join in the protest.

26 Oct 2016 15:38
thumbnail

In recent times, the theft of musical instruments and gear seems to be more prevalent than ever. With this GPS guitar pedal, users can track their stolen equipment simply by logging in online on their phone or tablet.

24 Oct 2016 17:11

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever

1 Dec 2016 12:48
thumbnail

Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One

30 Nov 2016 10:42
thumbnail

With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal

29 Nov 2016 15:53
thumbnail

With a new arpeggiator and synthesizer at the users disposal, several user requested updates provide the player with more versatility than ever before

29 Nov 2016 14:51
thumbnail

A limited time edition of the Akai MPK Mini MK 2, the white equivalent operates as an eye catching alternative that looks as good as it sounds.

28 Nov 2016 15:37
thumbnail

Bursting with a number of great features, the Celviano Grand Hybrid offers the player unparalleled performance and unprecedented tone

28 Nov 2016 15:06