Nicki Minaj Talks Grammy Nom: ‘This Is What You Work For’
Nicki Minaj is getting ready for her big performance at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12. Not only that, the Young Money rapstress is up for three honors -- Best New Artist, Best Rap Album ('Pink Friday') and Best Rap Performance ('Moment 4 Life'). So is Minaj nervous about her big night?
Apparently not. In an interview with Pandora (via The Boombox), the Harajuku Barbie doesn't think she will bring home any trophies from the all-star event. "I’m not going to be nervous about winning because I really don’t think I’m going to win anything," she said. "The way I look at it is, I know eventually, in my career, I’m going to have Grammys. This year is just about being nominated and feeling grateful, feeling like my fans and I have come a very long way and we’re just going to celebrate this moment. Nothing else matters -- winning, not winning, it doesn’t matter."
Although she is grateful for her nominations, Minaj feels that up-and-coming rappers don't realize the sacrifices it takes to get to the top and, eventually, received those coveted Grammy nods.
"At the end of the day, everyone wants to be recognized and everyone wants to at least feel like you recognize that this is hard work," she said. "People think that they can become an artist overnight. People think that a cute face or a nice car makes them a rapper. But a musician is so much more than that. But in terms of me and my career, the Grammys is everything. It’s the only thing to a music artist. It’s what you live for. This is what you work for."
CBS will air the 54th Annual Grammy Awards live from Los Angeles on Feb. 12 at 8PM ET.
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