Rapper Nicki Minaj does not shy away from talking about her high financial aspirations but feels women generally do as it is considered a taboo in the society for them to discuss money.
Minaj, 32, is open about being competitive in terms of pay, reported Female First.
“Women are uncomfortable talking about money. It probably stems from our mothers, who passed it down to us – generation to generation – to not speak about it. We weren’t in that role a long time ago. I know it’s taboo to discuss it at work. Technically, you shouldn’t but you need to know what people around you are making. Otherwise, you’re not going to know what you’re worth,” she said.
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“I’ve always been pretty competitive in terms of my pay.” The “Super Bass” singer is “tough” on her employees and herself, but is motivated by the need to feel more secure.
“I don’t really believe in excuses – even with myself. People tell me I’m a workaholic. I wasn’t born into a rich family. I always feel like it could all be taken away from me tomorrow. God forbid. But it’s not guaranteed, so you might as well go as hard as you can,” she said.