She’s discussed this before. Way back in 2012, she made headlines for saying something similar in an Allure magazine profile. “I’m coming for your spot, Mr. Mogul,” she said of Jay, which some people took as a diss or challenge to him. Looking back on it, it’s clear that she was alluding to the business inspiration she took from his career.
Nicki also touched on how empowering it is to work with Beyoncé. “Every time Bey and I do something together, I see how women are inspired, and it has nothing to do with how we look,” she said. “It has to do with how we are owning who we are and telling other women you should be the boss of your own career and the brains behind your life or your decisions or your art. I just love that feeling.”