by Damilola Jagun
American rapper, Nicki Minaj has had a busy couple of months, especially with the release of her new single, ‘Anaconda’, and the strain of the work seems to be showing.
While being interviewed in the US by GQ magazine’s Taffy Brodesser-Akner, the rapper could barely keep her eyes open as she dozed off four times.
The interview was conducted in Minaj’s dressing room at the Barclays Centre in New York.
In her feature for GQ magazine, Brodesser-Akner wrote: “Her eyelashes are even and delicate, like wisps from a dandelion, and I can’t recall if I’ve ever seen her without prosthetic versions. I have had plenty of time to search my memory, though, because here on this couch, in this room, during this interview, with me sitting next to her, Nicki Minaj has fallen asleep.
“To be completely accurate, she never fell into actual REM sleep during our interview, but at four separate times she dozed off, her head jerking awake at just the moment it had started to dip.
“In between, she was what I could call low-key and reserved, because I am generous, but the picture looked like this: those eyelids, falling, falling over eyes that would cross momentarily, closing for a moment but staying too long – a blink that lasted a few blinks longer than a blink.”