Nicki Minaj falls asleep four times while being asked about her bum

Rapper says she finds questions about her bottom "degrading"

Nicki Minaj reportedly dozed off four times during a recent interview in which she said questions about her famous posterior are “degrading”.

According to GQ Minaj was reluctant to talk about the video for her song ‘Anaconda’ and struggled to stay awake during their writer’s questions.

Taffy Brodessor-Akne, who interviewed Minaj, wrote: “She was simply telling me that it is not her job to explain herself. I had been warned before the interview that I shouldn’t ask about her ass, that she finds it degrading, and I had chalked up her reticence to that.”


But though she didn’t go into detail, the rapper did manage to divulge some information about the video to the single. Speaking about the scene involving Drake and a banana, Minaj said: “Yeah, that was important for us to show in the kitchen scene, because it’s always about the female taking back the power, and if you want to be flirty and funny that’s fine, but always keeping the power and the control in everything.

“At first I’m being sexual with the banana, and then it’s like, ‘Ha-ha, no’.”

Brodessor-Akne writes that Minaj fell asleep four times as she strugged to keep her eyes open throughout the interview. “To be completely accurate, she never fell into actual REM sleep during our interview, but at four separate times she dozed off, her head jerking awake at just the moment it had started to dip.

“In between, she was what I could call low-key and reserved, because I am generous, but the picture looked like this: those eyelids, falling, falling over eyes that would cross momentarily, closing for a moment but staying too long – a blink that lasted a few blinks longer than a blink.”

Nicki Minaj is to host the MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow next month. The rapper’s latest album, ‘The Pink Print’, is due for release on November 24.