Wayne has always been my biggest influence. it’s weird because i sit down and talk to Wayne like he’s just a regular human being, and then i walk on stage with him and there’s 20,000 people screaming for him. i think it puts it into perspective for me like, wait a minute, this is actually attainable. i could have this; i just need to focus and remember that my grind is just beginning. i always say that that’s what i learned from Wayne the most; he never stops grinding. it showed me, yo, this dude is the truth, and i’m going to follow in his footsteps.
—  Nicki Minaj