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Say what you want about Nicki Minaj, but one thing is for sure: she loves her Barbz. The 30-year-old Queens rapper is the cover model for Marie Claire‘s August 2013 issue and in addition to participating in a traditional interview with the magazine, the “Somebody Else” rapper also answered questions submitted by her 16 million plus Twitter followers. The interesting Q&A session unearthed some pretty interesting facts about the rapper-turned-actress, including her newfound desire to be a mom and why she refuses to work out. Check out some highlights from the Q&A below.

On wanting children:

“For the first time I allowed myself to be proud of where my music had gotten me, and I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude. You feel the need to pay it forward, which starts with analyzing yourself with a true desire to grow. I was praying every day, ‘You know what, Lord? I want to be a mom one day, and I want to start becoming the woman who I want to parent my child.’ I wanted all of the feelings of entitlement to leave me, becase some people have this life for a year or five or 10 – and a lot of them lose it.”

On why she doesn’t work out:

“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.”

On her current relationship status:

“I don’t have a man. And if he were a secret man, why would I reveal him?”

On how men are like dogs:

“Don’t chase any man. Put your school first. Men love independent women. You don’t have to be a b**ch, but there’s nothing wrong with it at times. And: Men are kids at heart. They want to be nourished and pet like a dog.”

On her ‘American Idol’ experience: 

“The perception that people had of me completely changed because there are no cue cards, there’s no script, it wasn’t me performing a song. It was, ‘Let’s see your real personality. My core is a genuine human being who roots for other people. I didn’t want to blow smoke up their a**. I wanted every contestant to leave with something that they could remember.”

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