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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.”

For more from Nicki, visit Elle.com!

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Credit: Thomas Whiteside/ELLE
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12 Comments

# 1

she should wear less make up more often

# 3

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

# 4

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

# 5

I dislike her.

# 6

So low rent

# 7

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.

# 8

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

# 9

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

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

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

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.

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