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Nicki Minaj has been causing quite a stir since her arrival in London last week.
The "Roman's Revenge" rapper was mobbed by fans at Heathrow Airport after her plane touched down, she was kicked out of the luxurious Dorchester Hotel after fans wrote graffiti on the walls inside the hotel, and she had to cancel a concert at the Runway on Thursday after a fight broke out.
Still, it has to be considered a successful trip so far for the Young Money star, who held a "Nicki Minaj Pink Oceana Party" at Watford's Oceana nightclub on Thursday (January 20). She has been dubbed the "Queen Of Hip Hop" by the UK press, and obviously has a rabid fan base there.
In an interview with 1 Xtra's Trevor Nelsen, Nicki talks about the enormous pressure she's had to face.
"That's what people don't understand... They don't understand what it's like to have that much pressure," Nicki says. "I'm a new artist and I'm already on the bottom of the totem pole because I'm a female.rapper. We barely even have our own category at awards shows. Then I get to go and produce something knowing people are waiting to critique it. And they are comparing my album to people that have been out forever. Kanye's 4 or 5 albums deep which is interesting because the sales in the states are neck and neck."
Nicki's promo tour in the UK continues for the next several days. She heads to Paris, France, then comes back to the states for an appearance on Saturday Night Live.
Nicki Minaj Interview With Trevor Nelson