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    Nicki Minaj on Her My Truth Special: "I'm Trying to be Real"

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    The premiere of the three-part Nicki Minaj special Nicki Minaj: My Truth premiered this past Sunday on E!, and those who tuned in learned details about the feisty, world-famous rapper that they had not known before.

    In fact, even Minaj has been learning new things about herself. "I curse a lot," she noted to Boombox. "After I watched it, I definitely was like, 'I have to take that four-letter word out of my dictionary from now on.'"

    Minaj's mouth might not be the biggest surprise, but there have been other eye-opening moments for the rapper that have her considering her place in the world. For example, she believes that people write her off sometimes due to her persona.

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    "People hear me talk sometimes and they think I'm trying to be cocky," Minaj explains to The Grio. "No, I'm trying to be real. A lot of times within the black community, especially the older black women, they just kinda write me off."

    Minaj's success is undeniable: she has an album that hit #1 in countries across the world, she has major endorsements, her international reach is larger than perhaps any female rapper before her, and she will be sitting at the judges' table for the upcoming season of American Idol. Perhaps she has good reason to be a little cocky, or real, or whatever she wants to be.

    But don't take her word for it; judge for yourself by tuning in to the final two installments of Nicki Minaj: My Truth, airing on 11/11 and 11/18 at 10:30/9:30c on E!

    Minaj has at least one famous fan: see who dressed up as her for Halloween!

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