My lawyer gives the same speech to everyone who wants to do business with me now. ‘Nicki is not one of those artists who allow her representatives to make decisions for her.’ I’m on conference calls all day with lawyers, accountants, and executives—people of power—and they treat me with respect. Because I command respect. I’m not cocky, but I deserve to know what’s going on. It’s my brand and my life. That’s my advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want—and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. You want everyone to know, Okay, I can’t play games with her. I have to do right by this woman. That’s what it’s all about.
Nicki Minaj, Elle,
April 2013 (via suvetar
I may not always agree with her sartorial choices, but props for this, Ms. Minaj. Major props.
Like a BOSS.
It is not “socialism” to enact an insurance-friendly health-care-reform program, but enough people believed that it was to drive the poll ratings of that program into the ground. It is not “socialism” to believe that the federal government has a role in rebuilding our crumbling national infrastructure, but enough people believed that it was to elect a Congress full of the kind of people who disrupt city-council meetings, raving about fluoridation. It is not “socialism” to have a federal government that acts, but Obama’s reelection is no better than a fifty-fifty proposition because enough people believe it.
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I must remind you to vote vote vote on Tuesday or earlier if you can! And do what you can to convince others as well.