”The first person in history that made me change my wig”
Nicki Minaj called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” to talk about her alter-ego “Roman,” give her opinion on M.I.A.’s Super Bowl “digit malfunction,” and chat about her favorite record Starships which Ryan Seacrest will premiere tomorrow. Listen to the entire interview here and read a couple of Madonna-related excerpts:
On Working with Madonna for the Super Bowl:
Meeting Madonna changed my life. Madonna was the first person in history that made me change my wig. I went through four color changes on my wig for the Super Bowl. We got the platinum blonde, and she smiled. Once she smiled I thought, Thank you Jesus. I can’t take it anymore!’ She was also one of the only people to get me to wear red lipstick.
On M.I.A.’s Digit Malfunction at the Super Bowl:
In hindsight, Madonna knows what kind of artist M.I.A. is and it was her decision to take that risk with all of us. She [Madonna] has done some crazy things to become the icon that she is, and I think that’s why she was able to forgive M.I.A . I couldn’t see myself doing that. Just out of respect for Madonna, because I just wouldn’t want any backlash coming back on Madonna.