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Minaj: "It's a leader's world. Doesn't matter if you're a man or woman."

In an interview with The Observer today, Nicki Minaj has revealed that she feels that her bad dress sense is one of the reasons behind her success.

The singer said: "Daring to smile and have fun again in hip-hop. Fresh, new, different, exciting ... pink! Euphoria! Saying, 'you know what, this may be the most hideous outfit that you've even seen but I don't care and I'm gonna wear it.' People enjoy theatrics, they want a show, they want to be entertained." 

She also tries to look sexy even on days when she doesn't feel that way. but doesn't feel she has to conform to the stereotype of a sexy look.

The hip-hop star continued: "All the leading women in pop and R&B are usually beautiful women wearing tiny outfits so if someone says, 'I don't feel the pressure', it's probably not true. But it's weird because I feel most comfortable when I'm covered up. I think that's the biggest misconception - that in order for me to be sexy I have to make sure my boobs are out."

When asked whether she thinks hip-hop is still a man's world, Minaj replied: "Statistically, maybe yes. But realistically, no. I feel that I am doing everything the boys can and have done, plus more. And so if I go ahead and say, 'Yeah, it's man's world', I feel like I would make young girls feel like, 'Oh God, well Nicki even said it's a man's world.' No, no: it's a leader's world. Doesn't matter if you're a man or woman."

Watch Minaj's recent interview on 'The Wendy Williams Show', below: