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Nicki Minaj Covers 'Allure' April 2012

Nicki Minaj Covers 'Allure' April 2012

Nicki Minaj shows off a pink ‘do on the cover of Allure magazine’s April 2012 issue.

Here’s what the 29-year-old rapper had to share:

On dethroning Jay-Z: “I never thought about music as just being the end-all, be-all. I always looked at it like a business, something that I could create an empire out of…. I had a little conversation with Jay-Z at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. He said, ‘Congratulations on all your success.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m coming for you. I’m coming for your spot, Mr. Mogul.’”

On exercising: “I’m naturally petite, but I definitely struggle with keeping those extra pounds off. And I hate working out. I can’t stand being on a treadmill. That mentally irks me. When I need to lose a few, I just cut out sugar and starch.”

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  • Kevin

    She’ll be done in a few years – she’es tiresome


    This girl couldn’t dethrone Jay-Z if she pushed him off a chair. I can’t understand why she’s so popular. Her lyrics are diabolical; she has nothing to say, at all. She’s a good singer, though. Credit where it’s due. Shame she doesn’t stick to that instead of trying to be a ‘ghetto gangsta’.

  • Sarah.

    Dethroning Jay-Z? Is she kidding? haha. She’s stupid. I hope she’s out of the spotlight sooner than lady gaga, these two somehow got a extension on their 15 min of fame. I’m so over the ridiculous clothing!!

  • Allucy

    so she is petite? where the f**k that ass is petite?!

  • yeahriight

    I don’t know what Passes for allure magazine but this woman does not embody s that word. Whoever select her as the cover girl should be fired there’s nothing alluring about her there are thousands of beautiful black women celebrity that they have yet to waddle. And they chose her just because she’s famous for whatever she’s doing.if they’re that desperate why don’t they have chosen Zahara Jolie-Pitt instead, that kid has tons of allurement in her little 6 years old finger than this so-called singer combine.

  • jill

    Actually, I think Jay Z would have been a far more appropriate and alluring choice for an allure cover, if they wanted to go this bizarre. What the hell have they done to their cover??????


    Is this a joke, Allure?? Since when is a clown alluring? Don’t they know their readers buy the mag for beauty and fashion advice?

  • Mikaela

    I don’t understand the pop world. These so called singers act and dress like wh*res and they can’t keep thir mouth shut. None of them are good singers, and Minaj, after the grammy “performance” I think she should be banned from music. Stupid!!

  • http://HelenDarlin Smilewithheart

    @yeahriight: good point
    i bet the magazine will hear a bunch of letters like that too


    its funny how people that don’t like Nicki minaj, jump onto evey site that has anything to do with her and leave comments. Now i will say she has a long way to go to get on Jay Z’s level, but she has the POWER/FAN BASE to be on that kind of level. NICKI MINAJ IS WINNING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mary H.

    She is so not petite.

  • camillus

    Fu_king ugly hag, why do we keep seeing this fugly hag she’s is beyond relevent, she can’t sing, next she’ll be acting what ghetto trash and people like here, no taste anymore she’s overexposed as Beytoch fake pregnant bit_ch.

  • KissThis

    There isn’t a damn thing that’s amazing or special about Nicki. I don’t get how she ended up with a record deal. She can’t sing worth a sh!t- even her rapping is off pitch and shaky! When I hear her I get a migraine and when I look at her I think ‘who is this tranny clown wanna-be? Oh it’s Nicki Minaj…’