Nicki Minaj Says Lady Gaga Comparison ‘Irks’ Her

Nicki Minaj says she’s not particularly happy when she is compared to Lady Gaga.

Critics often liken the rapper to Gaga due to their shared love of outrageous costumes and larger-than-life live shows but Minaj is adamant that she is totally unique.

When asked if she is offended by the comparisons, Minaj told Nightline, “Offends me, no. Irks me, yes. We are in completely different lanes.”

“First of all, I’m a rapper. I’m from southside Jamaica, Queens… Gaga’s a fantastic artist, you know, she paved her way. She’s opened her own lane. But I think that I have my own lane, and we never cross. Ever.

“So, you know, I really don’t get the comparison anymore. Our music doesn’t sound the same. Our stage presence is not the same. I just can’t see the similarities.”


A Special Edition of "Nightline Featuring Barbara Walters: "Remembering Elizabeth Taylor

ABC News’ Terry Moran anchors a special edition of “Nightline” featuring Barbara Walters entitled “Nightline: Remembering Elizabeth Taylor,” airing this evening, MARCH 23 at 11:35 p.m., ET. Walters, who has interviewed Elizabeth Taylor five times, will share her experiences and take a look back at the past interviews and the 30-year relationship she had with the Hollywood icon. When Walters once asked how she’d want her epitaph to read, Taylor replied: “Here lies Elizabeth. She hated being called Liz. But she lived.”

“Nightline” is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran, and Bill Weir. Jeanmarie Condon is the executive producer. “Nightline” airs at 11:35 p.m., ET weeknights on the ABC Television Network.

ABC News Cynthia McFadden Interviews Cher on Her New Film, "Burlesque"

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ABC News’ “Nightline” Anchor Cynthia McFadden sits down with megastar Cher for a rare and in-depth interview. The star discusses her new movie, “Burlesque,” her co-star, Christina Aguilera, dating, whether there’s a man in her life, and whether reports that she’s worth more than $600 million dollars are true. She also gives her first extended interview about Chaz, her son who has undergone gender reassignment surgery. 
Cynthia McFadden’s interview with Cher airs beginning on ABC News’ “Nightline,” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18 at 11:35 p.m., ET. A portion of the interview will also air on “Good Morning America” Friday morning, November 19, and the full interview will air Friday evening on “20/20.” 
ABC’s “Good Morning America” airs live Monday through Friday 7:00-9:00 a.m., ET. “Nightline” airs at 11:35 p.m., ET weeknights, and “20/20” airs Fridays at 10:00 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.
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