Nicki Minaj says that some of her hip-hop fans believe that she has sold out to make money from pop music.
There is no denying the Young Money femcee has an eclectic sound ranging from pop songs like 'Super Bass' to lyrically-conscious tracks like 'Roman Reloaded.'
However, Nicki says she will always stay true to her hip-hop beats and will always deliver to her range of fans.
"I would hope that people know at this point that I'm smart enough to know what I'm doing all the time. But I guess they still kind of waiver," she told Hot 97.
"Maybe it would be a problem if I couldn't deliver records like 'Roman Reloaded,' but I can. I write my own lyrics. Once again, I write my own lyrics. So it's never a problem. Whatever I feel, I can write, I can create it. So I'm good."
"I think people sometimes get blown away by the magnitude of the pop stuff, because the pop stuff, it reaches everywhere and then I feel like my hip-hop fans or hip-hop culture starts getting a little bit afraid that I'm going to leave."
However, Nicki is not going to change just because people think she is "selling out."
"But this is who I am. I'm not going to change - I'm just adding on to my brand. And if you don't understand that, then it's probably why you don't travel and you don't see the world and I probably can't even have a conversation with you anymore."
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