Community Post: 8 Important Life Lessons We Learned From Nicki Minaj Songs

Beneath her eccentric style and suggestive lyrics, there are some valuable life lessons to be found.

1. “Va Va Voom”

"Va Va Voom"
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Lyric: “If-if you’re looking for the main attraction, just hold on tight and let me do my dance.”

Life Lesson: Nicki taught us that it’s important to make a name for ourselves and command the attention of others. Know your value.

2. “Moment 4 Life” Ft. Drake

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Lyric: “I believe that life is a prize, but to live doesn’t mean you’re alive.”

Life Lesson: Nicki taught us that we must treasure life, including the good and the bad. However, it is not enough to merely exist in the world; we should aim to do more.

3. “Anaconda”

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Lyric: “He can tell I ain’t missing no meals.”

Life Lesson: Nicki taught us that it’s important to love our bodies just the way they are.

4. “Only” Ft. Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown

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Lyric: “These hoes couldn’t test me even if they name was Pop Quiz.”

Life Lesson: Nicki taught us that we are capable of overcoming our toughest challenges and being resilient in the face of life’s many surprises.

5. “Fly” Ft. Rihanna

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Lyric: “Cause I am not a word, I am not a line. I am not a girl that can ever be defined.”

Life Lesson: Nicki, in her geometric hairdo, taught us that we cannot be defined by other people’s labels. We are individuals who do not fit into specific social categories.

6. “Pills N Potions”

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Lyric: “When they really no different from all your rivals, but I still don’t wish death on ‘em. I just reflect on ‘em.”

Life Lesson: Nicki taught us that it’s important to forgive those that have done us wrong in the past. It is better to reconcile with them than to seek revenge on them.

7. “Stupid Hoe”

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Lyric: “We ship platinum, them bitches shippin’ wood.”

Life Lesson: Nicki taught us that we must hold ourselves to a higher standard than those who are envious of us and our successes.

8. “Super Bass”

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Lyric: “Boy, you got my heart beat runnin’ away. Don’t you hear that heartbeat comin’ your way?”

Life Lesson: Nicki taught us that we shoudn’t be afraid of love and that we should listen to what our heart is telling us. Sometimes our heart knows better than our head.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/aalva164/9-nicki-minaj-songs-that-taught-us-important-life-1d4tp

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