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Nicki Minaj is featured in the new ‘Black Book’ magazine where she gives us a candid look at her rise to fame.

I’ve always wanted fame..but when I achieved fame, I started realizing that it wasn’t as important as being great at what you do, or being critically acclaimed. Still, I never wish I wasn’t famous.

I’ve lost my peace of mind. I no longer know who’s my friend or my enemy. I don’t know if they’re calling me because they like me or because they want a photo op, and that’s not a good feeling. I’m always second-guessing everyone, trying to figure out, Who is this person, and what do they want from me? Most people don’t treat me like a human being. I’ve become an image, a persona, a robot: ‘Stand there, take a picture, and smile.’

Other issues she talks about is the rumors of her being linked to Diddy, her fashion choices, and what it is that her and Lady Gaga has in common.

On being linked romantically to Diddy:

God, no! It was so disgusting to me that people would even link me and him. I grew up watching him. I look at him like a Russell Simmons figure, definitely not as someone I’d be getting it poppin’ with.

For the full interview, hit up BlackBook