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Nicki Minaj Covers 'Elle' April 2013

Nicki Minaj Covers 'Elle' April 2013

Nicki Minaj is nearly make-up free on the cover of Elle magazine’s April 2013 issue, on newsstands March 26.

Here’s what the 30-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On her make-under for Elle‘s shoot: “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.”

On advice to women on how to command respect: “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 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.”

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Credit: Thomas Whiteside/ELLE
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  • Sam

    she should wear less make up more often

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  • sr

    She looks really good without makeup, compared to the clownface she usually has on.

  • http://Twitter Labell Frannie

    OMGGGGGGgg She Look FLAWLESS. I Can’t Wait to get this

  • Marika

    I dislike her.

  • ha ha

    So low rent

  • Nikki H

    Nearly Make-up free? Not really. She still has base foundation, blush, a ton of brown eye makeup, fake lashes, mascara, eye liner and a nude lipstick. Not to mention all the contouring makeup she uses on her nose (She claims the contouring makeup gives the illusion she has a smaller nose and that she hasn’t had a nose job). She actually does look great without her clown makeup, but to claim that she is almost makeup free is not realistic. She’s a very pretty lady when she looks like a normal person.

  • Melrose

    so fug… the open mouth cover is hilarious & tragic… this will be one of the lowest selling issues of the century

  • Toni

    She looks a bit confused on the cover, but wow- she is SO pretty.

  • Quinto

    OMG! She actually has good bone structure. These pictures are the best she has ever looked. I’m starting to like her again

  • xax

    @Sam: dear, you have no idea how much makeup and airbrushing these photos have.

  • liz

    this woman is among the lowest scum of the earth. no class, no talent, no intelligence, no femininity, no humility, no beauty whatsoever. she’s such a waste of a human being. the fact that she thinks she is in a position to give advice to other women is hilarious. she needs to stop pretending that she is some deep and philosophical artist because she is none of that. just a ghetto girl who got famous by making weird and unpleasant noises & looking like a clown all the time.