Friday, March 15, 2013

Nicki Minaj Bare For Ellle Magazine

Nicki Minaj is toning things down for her latest cover on Elle Magazine explaining to the fashion, beauty, health, and entertainment magazine that it was a big accomplishment.

When I saw myself with barely any makeup at, it was such a… like, I'm so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it's hard. I feel that it's become a part of me. To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol' crazy lashes— you know, nothing— I felt naked. It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.

Nicki on dealing with childhood bullies

I went through a lot of bullying early on. Girls made my life a living hell. We had come to America from a different country. My brother and I had accents. It was very tough. So I've always put up this wall— it was a self-defense mechanism growing up— because I was almost expecting people to attack me. And I still have it. It's sad."

On becoming a business empire rather then just a artist.

My goal in the beginning was to buy my mother a house. Now I realize, Okay, if I really focus and become a key player in business, then I can build an empire. I'm thinking of a legacy that I can be proud of and wealth that my grandchildren can use to go to college. So world domination— in terms of providing for my family— is absolutely my goal.

Check out the entire article over at

 Extra| Nicki interviews Nicki Minaj


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