Nicki Minaj, Billboard

Courtesy Brian Bowen Smith exclusively for Billboard

It's no secret that Nicki Minaj embraces her big booty!

In a new interview with Billboard, the 31-year-old rapper responds to the criticism against her super-sexy "Anaconda" music video, which features scantily clad dancers showing off their curvaceous butts in very little clothing.

"Everything we see that's labeled as beautiful is very skinny," Minaj tells the mag. "In the song I kind of say, ‘F--k them skinny girls.' But it's all love. I consider myself a skinny girl...I went overboard with the video to show that I'm not going to hide. And those big-booty dancers I have, they're not going to hide. Black girls should feel sexy, powerful and important, too."

Nicki Minaj, Billboard

Courtesy Brian Bowen Smith exclusively for Billboard

Speaking of singers with famous booties, Minaj opened up about her love for Beyoncé, who she recently collaborated with on Bey's "Flawless" remix.

"There's something about her work ethic that always made me feel like no matter how hard stuff gets, I'm not allowed to complain," Minaj revealed. "Some women give me the feeling that where there's a will, there's a way."

Nicki Minaj, Billboard

Courtesy Brian Bowen Smith exclusively for Billboard

Beyoncé isn't the only celeb Minaj is crushing on. She also revealed she loves—wait for it—Larry David. "I love improv and comedy. I wish I could have done something like [Curb Your Enthusiasm]," she dished.

Minaj also loves the Tom Hanks drama Captain Phillips. "I'm just obsessed with the main black actor [Barkhad Abdi]."

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