Nicki Minaj Calls Mona Scott-Young A ‘Wordsmith’ Who Taught Her The Importance Of A Broad Vocabulary
Last month we reported that Nicki Minaj and Mona Scott-Young joined forces when Nicki became the spokesmodel and part owner for Myx Fusions, a Moscato company, which Mona is also part owner of and holds position as the brand’s CMO. Necole Bitchie recently caught up with both of the ladies at the company’s Myx & Mingle Independence Day cruise. In the interview, Nicki revealed that she learned a valuable lesson from working so closely the Love & Hip Hop mastermind.
“I‘ve learned it’s important to broaden your vocabulary! I would call her [Mona] a wordsmith. When I watch her interviews… I personally love to hear people speak and learn new words. I’ve always been the type of person that even when my favorite rapper says something, I’ll google the word and I love that because it’s a sign of an intelligent person. So that’s one thing I’ve learned, just using different words to explain a product. It’s important to make people visualize the product,” Nicki expressed.
Nicki also addressed why she’s so selective when choosing brands to endorse.
“It has to make sense for my fans first of all because I’ve been approached to be a part of lots of liquor brands and I’ve turned every one down because it wasn’t believable and it didn’t make sense for Nicki Minaj. With my clothing line that I’m working on, if it’s not something that I will wear, I’m not going to shove it down my fans throats because my fans know when I’m honest about something that I love. So it’s very important for me, whenever I team up with anything that it is true to me and to my brand. When I’m talking about it, I don’t want to feel like I’m doing it for a check. When you can go and do something and talk about something you really, truly love, the money is an after thought. That’s just the icing on the cake.”
Mona wasted no time chiming in, praising the 30-year-old Queens rapper for being about her business.
“That’s what’s been great for me working with Nicki because she’s authentic. She’s all real. Even as a businesswoman, I don’t even know if I’ve mentioned this to you, it’s so great to have somebody to kind of mean what they say and do what they say they are going to do. This is a businesswoman. This isn’t a face and a product. This isn’t a check. This is a real partnership.”
I think I like seeing these two together!
Check out part one of their interview below, turn the page for part two.