Nicki Minaj Says She "Cringes" When Younger Fans Repeat Her Lyrics

By Sara Dover
|  Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011  |  Updated 9:36 PM CDT
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Even Nicki Minaj would be a protective mother.

The animated hip-hop artist told British tabloid The Sun that she wouldn't want her own kid to listen to her tracks if she or he wasn't old enough.

"Being honest, if I had a daughter I wouldn't want her listening to a Nicki Minaj CD until she was a certain age," the "Your Love" singer told The Sun.

"Even when I meet my fans and they tell me they are 12, I cringe a little," Minaj said. "I always say, 'Listen. I don't want you saying the bad words, put school first.'"

Many of Minaj's tracks are sexually charged and filled with curses. Her Billboard hit, "Your Love" is one of her more tame numbers; "Massive Attack," however, has both a clean version and a dirty version.

But the crazy-haired rapper wants to make it clear she loves all her fans, and the advice comes from the goodness of her heart.

"At the same time, I am like their bigger sister," she told the paper. "I'm not like their mom."

As dirty as her lyrics can be, Nicki Minaj added she is deeper than a profanity-laced line.

"When they really connect with me they know how big I am on school and how I always promote independence for women," she said.

Selected Reading: Contact Music, The Sun, MTV UK

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