Can you name all 3 Nicki Minaj Music Videos?
Nicki Minaj sported curly blonde hair and a blue gown,designed by Tommy Hilfiger. To thank her for her support, the designer gifted her with a Rolex earlier in the day @ the MET Gala.
“I’m big willy no bike gear,” tweeted Nicki.
She posed in front of her ELLE magazine cover in the checkout aisle at Pavilions. “#SupermarketRealness #LeftmyHelmetOnRealness #vrrrrrooooommmm,” she said.
Nicki Minaj is still racking up those endorsement deals.
She’s bringing her new #Prettygang look to Beats By Dre as the new spokesperson for the “Pink Pill,” a travel-sized speaker that plugs into your mobile device or Ipod (I need that!). This will be one of many endorsement deals that Nicki has signed including Pepsi (which came to a halt when she signed on to Coco Cola-sponsored American Idol), MAC Cosmetics, and OPI.
On wanting to be more relatable
I knew that I was about to start doing covers of magazines and I wanted a more relatable look. I knew that I was about to launch a clothing line and I want women to know that I’m just a regular woman and I’m not some weirded-out character all the time. I made that conscious effort to tone it down and to try new things. And when I started seeing what my hair looked like, I just fell in love. I was just like, ‘oh my gosh where has this been all my life?’ Because even my fans went crazy, I feel like the whole world went crazy. It felt like I took off this mask — it didn’t feel like that to me — but to the world it’s almost like, ‘oh now we see the real her.’ It was weird.”
On her love scene with Lil Wayne in the “High School” music video
He refused to touch me, he’s so respectful. I was like, ‘Wayne, you could do this.’ But he was acting scared, like, ‘Yo, Nick, this is my dream. I’m gonna be a man after this video.’ He was just being crazy. But if I didn’t tell him ‘Yes, you can do this’ or ‘touch this,’ he refused to do it. He’s a southern gentlemen which people don’t realize.
On whether they kissed
If we actually locked lips, don’t you think we would have put it in the video? Wayne said we had to kiss for the video. He was like, ‘One thing that’s going to sell it is if we really kiss.’ I’m like, ehh.
On how her new music video will help Lil Wayne become a sex symbol
Not only is he my boss, but he’s also like my brother. It’s very weird because I’m just used to Wayne making fun of me, and all of Young Money boys making fun of me, so every time they yelled ‘Cut!’ I was just being picked on. But it’s still like Wayne is still so sexy and so I texted Wayne and I was like, ‘You’re going to have all the chicks back on you,’ know what I’m saying? Because when this video comes out, he looks like art, he looks like a piece of art all tatted up, all sexy, black and beautiful.
On not getting the credit she deserves
[With ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’], I care less about the acceptance and more about me being the lyrical, ill bi**h that I am, knowing that I am lyrically better than most of the male rappers out there — yes, I’m gonna say it. I don’t get the credit that I deserve.
Nicki Minaj is stripping down in the pages of ELLE. The queen of the Barbz trades in her colorful wigs, makeup, and eccentric wardrobe for a more natural look in the magazine’s April issue.
The rap diva struts for the camera in some designer threads including a Jeremy Scott bathing suit, Dolce & Gabbana bustier, and leather Tom Ford jacket. Inside the issue, she talks about her dramatic “make-under,” being bullied as a child, her advice to women, and plans for world domination.
On her “make-under”: “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.”
On being bullied as a child: “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.”
Her advice for women: “My advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want—and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. You want everyone to know, Okay, I can’t play games with her. I have to do right by this woman. That’s what it’s all about.”
On her plans for world domination: “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.”
Read the full interview in the April issue, which hits newsstands March 18. See more pics from her fashionable shoot below and watch Nicki go one-on-one with herself in a behind-the-scenes clip.