Hip hop artist Nicki Minaj displays plenty of vocal variation — but at what cost?
This is the price one pays for being Nicki Minaj. And, perhaps more to the point, for not listening to one's doctor.
According to a statement from Minaj's publicist—
Despite doctor's orders, she performed on a bruised vocal chord in [New York City] on Aug. 14. As a result, the chord has gotten worse.
Her hubris was her downfall.