It's not easy being famous. The money and the cars are nice, but winning and failing in the public eye, as Nicki Minaj put it, takes some real guts.
Minaj took home the Fashion Rebel Award at the 2017 Fashion Los Angeles Awards on Sunday night, Us Weekly reports, and got real about the pitfalls of fame during her acceptance speech.
"We all have insecurities," Minaj said. "I want to say, shout-out to all of the kick-ass women, not only in this room, but all around the world. You know what, we win and fail in the public eye. That's not easy to do. People think they know what it requires. People think they can do it. Everybody wants to walk in your shoes until you put them in your shoes."
"It takes guts, it takes balls to fail and to make mistakes in the public eye, and to read sh*tty comments about yourself every f*cking day and to still have a beautiful f*cking smile on your f*cking face," she continued. "I love you guys so much for believing in me. I took some time off to rest, and now it's game time, b*tches."
See more of Nicki's speech in the videos below.
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