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Nicki Minaj Covers 'W' November 2011

Nicki Minaj Covers 'W' November 2011

Nicki Minaj graces the cover of W‘s November issue.

Artist Francesco Vezzoli transformed the 28-year-old rapper into an 18th-century courtesan, wearing elaborate pieces by Dior Haute Couture, Vera Wang, and Western Costume Company.

“I wanted to play with the public image of a female hip-hop star. During my entire career, I have always been fascinated by powerful women in history. I have spent a lot of time researching the ways they were represented in art and how their images were used to mold the public imagination – and to convey aesthetic and philosophical ideas about beauty and sexual desire. My main interest has been to link the historical artistic approach to female representation to contemporary icons of the media era,” Francesco shared about working with Nicki.

For more on W‘s November issue, check out WMagazine.com!

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Credit: Francesco Vezzoli; Photos: W Magazine
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  • Jessica

    interesting…..o.O

  • Just my opinion

    I miss the days when fashion magazines had models on their covers

  • kenny

    Photographer guy did the best he could but you just cant make Nicki Minaj look classy :P

  • rhymes9

    Soo tired of this chick, she tries to be so sensational and it’s just a hot mess. I mean come on, she’s no Gaga.

  • rem

    they need to stop putting fuglies on covers

  • lol

    Nooo. I always thought only respectable people cover the “W” magazine. But why her? I heard about this singer only this year. Isn’t it too early to be on the cover of a high fashion magazine? What is going on in fashion magazines???American magazines completely refuses to put models on the covers and instead they put such ugly looking people. At least they could choose someone who is more famous and has a likable look.

  • http://dat slig o lambert^_____^cute

    covers? Why she in covers and now how puy this magazin

  • http://musicofthebalkans.com/ balkan music

    @lol: I totally agree. It seems like american publishers doesn’t have fresh ideas and they invite commercially successful artists to make the ends meet.

  • anon

    She should have done research as to how black women were in the West around this time period.Yes you will find exceptions but the majority? No.

  • Brandon

    Translation She is a no talent moron who runs around naked and lip syncs

  • Ginger

    I remember when Nicki Minaj use to be Black…. Is she turning into Michael Jackson?

  • Really

    Talk about over using the bleaching Photoshop tool on her skin! LOL

  • ha ha

    unrecognizable

  • meeeeeee

    what’s up with that weird look she always has — wit the wide eyes. The sh!t looks stupid, Nicki.

  • Lovebug

    All of yous are hating she is on the cover good for her she is beautiful what you mad about. If this was a white boney chick people would be cherring. I mean she is doing her thing dont come down on her cause you had a bad day at work. Go Nicki do your

  • Shailene

    LMAO, I can’t comprehend what you are trying to say. Go get some lessons in how to use proper grammar, you illiterate fool!

  • Ronda

    Gorgeous pictures of Niki.

  • meandme

    Another monarch slave, why always the left eye thing? I wish the brain washing of America would stop

  • meandme

    BTW, Lovebug the American media, as well as the corporate elite folks love you because you eat this stuff up and “musicians” like Nicki M. They want to keep selling to the ignorant and illiterate because those are the people who do not question “why” such rubbish on the airwaves, magazines etc. trying to sell you more trash then you will ever need. Over consumption of unnecessary, deflated “art” that will never elevate humanity nor really bring about change in the system. That is why they love you and love the fact that people buy into Nicki M.

  • The truth

    BTW, Lovebug the American media, as well as the corporate elite folks love you because you eat this stuff up and “musicians” like Nicki M. They want to keep selling to the ignorant and illiterate because those are the people who do not question “why” such rubbish on the airwaves, magazines etc. trying to sell you more trash then you will ever need. Over consumption of unnecessary, deflated “art” that will never elevate humanity nor really bring about change in the system. That is why they love you and love the fact that people buy into Nicki M.

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