Nicki Minaj Hot for Madonna, Not So Much Lady Gaga (watch!) 1

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Nicki Minaj doesn’t know Lady Gaga from squat, but Madonna is another matter. The rap star credited the Material Girl with re-inventing pop culture during an interview this morning (Apr. 7) with Matt Lauer on the “Today Show.”

“You have credited people like Madonna and Lady Gaga with being inspirations for you. And obviously these are people, as we’ve gotten to know them over the years, who like to reinvent themselves. Is that the part of them that you admire most?” Matt asked.

“Well, I don’t really know Gaga, but Madonna, I had the pleasure of working with her, obviously, and I feel like she’s really changed and reinvented not only herself but pop culture,” the 29-year-old singer said.

“So what inspired me about Madonna is that she’s able to balance all of this with her family and her personal life. I was like, ‘how do you do this, you know, with your children’ and she’s a great mom. you know, she’s just everything.”

Nicki has a booty that rivals Kim Kardashian’s and she showed it off in tiny studded hotpants. She also wore black fishnet top over her bra, a bondage harness, black boots and a black jacket with leopard cuffs.

Her hair was long and blonde.

“Looking at your outfit and I’m sorry it’s hard not to look at your outfit, how do you decide how to costume yourself on a daily basis?” Matt queried.

“It’s all very impromptu. I hate planning stuff. Yesterday actually, I told my stylist, I was like you know what, I’ve been doing some color — just get me black. black, black, black everything.”

“And she’s like, ‘Really?’ ” said, ‘Yeah, I mean i don’t know why sometimes that, you know, it changes, but today is a black day.”

Nicki also said she empathizes with Marilyn Monroe. “It was just like a longing for something, like a longing for approval,” she explained about the sex siren.

“I feel like a lot of women in power, or successful women, as successful as they are, they have that desire to still be loved, to still be always, you know, great, to still be approved. And, it’s like no matter how many times you tell them they’re great, they don’t believe it.

Check out her interview below.