Love her or hate her, one thing is clear—you can’t deny Nicki Minaj has completely taken over the game and turned the whole world pink.
Fresh off her performance for legendary Vogue Editor-In-Chef Anna Wintour, and her whirlwind concert tour, the Trini-born emcee is gracing the cover of Elle Magazine’s music issue. Along with No Doubt’s spunky front–woman, Gwen Stefani, and Swedish crooner, Robyn, Nicki takes center stage on one of the most respected (and most popular) fashion rags.
For the five-page spread, Nicki ditched her colorful alter ego, Harajuku Barbie, and instead served up some fierce photos that would make Tyra proud.
In the article, Nicki also talks about wanting to be on equal footing with her male counterparts in the rap world and not just another sidepiece.
“I always wanted to play with the boys. I didn’t want to be a pawn in their game or have a sidekick role. I wanted to be more of a lead character – a superhero.”
Despite how some may feel about her music, one thing is clear—Nicki Minaj is not just another pretty face. Her drive, hustle, and ability to stand out and hold her own with the boys makes her one of the most undeniable artists in the game.