Nicki Minaj on Hillary: 'I support her as a woman'

Rapper Nicki Minaj said she admired Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as she opened up about her political views Thursday.

"Obviously, I identify with her struggles as a woman," she told Billboard. "I identify with the fact that when she's in that room and there are nothing but men there — there's sometimes something in her that must feel intimidated. But I think that she uses that and turns it into a strength. Because that's what I've always done."

While she said she was trying to be "open-minded" about every presidential candidate, Minaj said she cannot help but be impressed with the way Clinton has persevered after taking hit after hit in both her personal and political lives.

"She has gone through horrifying things, even within her marriage," she said. "She has been brave and weathered the storm. And continued being a boss. That's something that every woman should feel inspired by, no matter if you're voting for her or not."

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