Nicki Minaj addresses Hollywood rivalries when talking to Teen Vogue for her cover story. The female rapper, who is feuding with fellow "American Idol" judge Mariah Carey all season long, says that she felt like going back to high school all over again.
The Harajuku Barbie, who used to be bullied as a kid growing up in Queens, New York, expresses her thoughts on the matter, "People treat this business like it's high school. It can absolutely feel like one big popularity contest, and you know what? I can't be bothered."
Calling it a "ridiculous" game, the rapstress says in a further statement that she refuses to be a part of it. "I can't allow myself to play ridiculous games with grown adults in the industry. I can't be nice to someone just because they're hot right now. I can't do that," she utters.
She chooses to ignore haters and focuses on keeping positive mind instead. "I used to read the bad things people said about me. Then I asked myself, Why am I reading that when I have millions of people saying great things?" she opens up. "You cannot give negativity power."