The powers, the people, behind Nicki Minaj took a scrappy rapper and refined her, re-imagined her, re-invented her into what has now become a pop icon, more recognizable than Madonna-clone Lady Gaga.
Nicki is a very fortunate woman. She was wise enough to accept and embrace the direction her team pointed her in! The publicity machine that built The House of Minaj should serve as a template, blueprint, model for anyone seeking fame: artists, bloggers, performers, authors, etc. etc. etc.
"Minaj didn’t make her name right away—she’s 29 now and spent the first years out of school waitressing at Red Lobster, working in customer service and trying to hustle up label interest with some bottom-feeder New York crews." ~ New York MagazineYa GOTTA have a plan! Whether you're trying to break into radio, or you're the author of a wonderful blog, or you're a cub reporter at a great metropolitan newspaper, the momentum lies within YOU (or if you're unaware, your publicist or agent!) If you feel like you've been spinning your wheels, stop your little world and get off! Analyze. Set up a game plan or strategy. Write down your goals --- on PAPER. (Remember Paper?)
Who is a MASTER of the craft you're trying to hone? Maybe you can't sit at that individual's feet, but you certainly can conduct searches online and request books at your local public library!
There's ALWAYS room at the top! ~ Adam Ant
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