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Quick Quote: Why Doesn’t Nicki Minaj Work Out?

In her latest interview for Marie Claire…


…Nicki Minaj dropped the following jewel:

I don’t work out. I hate it. I don’t mean to sound super lazy. I tried it for a time. I lost my boobs. When I feel I need to lose weight, I just change what I eat. I cut out carbs and sugar. I’ll do water and protein and fruit. But I do think that you should work out. ‘My doctor tells me that and I get it. Do cardio.



I love Nicki. I admire her hustle. But.


Nah, never mind.

Nicki, credit: starpulse.

Extra photo of Nicki, credit: starpulse.

You can check out Nicki in Marie Claire’s August 2013 edition, on stands now.

I’m just going to stare at the quote and pout. It’s not often that I hear about concern over the breasts – it’s the booty that most people are tripping over.

Also: get into how she specifically mentioned cutting the sugar. I’m gonna have to keep a running tally of the number of celebrities that list sugar as a “problem…”

…because, I’m pretty sure that I’ve been saying that for years.

By | 2017-06-10T11:44:43+00:00 July 29th, 2013|Celeb Watch, Quick Quotes|33 Comments

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  1. Serenity July 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM - Reply

    Ahhh…. to be young again….

    • LA Red July 29, 2013 at 3:27 PM - Reply

      Exactly. When I was in my 20’s that’s all I had to do too. Hit my 30’s and birth control and slowing metabolism killed all hopes of that. Now, just entering my 40’s, I am trying not to give up completely but it’s hard.

  2. Jayde July 29, 2013 at 11:29 AM - Reply

    I don’t believe nothing she say. Photoshop might be working overtime….

    • Kitana July 29, 2013 at 1:20 PM - Reply

      Well, photoshop is a given any time we’re looking at non-candid pics of celebrities. She’s probably telling the truth otherwise, though.

  3. St. July 29, 2013 at 12:05 PM - Reply

    I worry about my boobs because they already point south. I don’t need them to shrink and prune up on top of it. I’m firmly attached to these girls. Literally. And it breaks my little heart to think of them as rolls of nickles in a pair of socks.

    Sugar is the ebb of my being. There is three packets in my coffee already this morning. The plus side is that I never finish my coffee. I just dent it.

    I think Nicki is beautiful and it’s awesome that she is able to acknowledge what she does and doesn’t do. Though, people throw around the phrase plastic surgery a lot in conversations about her. :-/

    • KC August 1, 2013 at 8:00 PM - Reply

      You took the words right out of my mouth. My boobs are more of a concern to me than my butt. With my butt, I can make it bigger with exercise… Not the same story with breasts. Nickels in a pair of socks, indeed. And I’m pretty young, too. 🙁

  4. TiaBia July 29, 2013 at 12:36 PM - Reply

    Plastic surgery doesn’t require one to work out…. IJS

  5. KrysN July 29, 2013 at 12:59 PM - Reply

    I understand her sentiment, sadly. My ‘girls’ were always the thing that set me apart. Unfortunately (or fortunately, I might’ve done the same thing she did), it wasn’t until they were gone that I realized I’m one of the ones that loses them as I lose weight. At least she does focus on her diet, though.

  6. Renea July 29, 2013 at 1:26 PM - Reply

    With as much plastic surgery, doctored photos, and quick fixes money can buy, I wouldn’t worry about working out either if I was Miss Minaj…

  7. Trina - Baby Shopaholic July 29, 2013 at 1:29 PM - Reply

    Her body is banging but I think she has had some work done to make up for her lack of working : ) IJS..

  8. Ericka July 29, 2013 at 2:16 PM - Reply

    I’d rather see a celebrity say that than say they lost 40 lbs in two weeks by drinking water and taking yoga (BTW, I love yoga, but you can’t lose 40 lbs in 2 weeks doing it). Now, I can put her in that box of, what works for her won’t work for me, and then look for a celebrity that can give me something I can use!

  9. Aptlife July 29, 2013 at 2:32 PM - Reply

    She’s not worried about her booty because she supposedly had work done. Not knocking her for it, but she’s probably confident that it won’t go anywhere.

  10. Coletha July 29, 2013 at 3:46 PM - Reply

    She has had breast and butt implants. If you google her there are articles and before and after pictures….She is not a role model. Nothing she says makes sense….I am sure she has had more work done too

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