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Nicki Minaj Covers 'Teen Vogue' June/July 2013

Nicki Minaj Covers 'Teen Vogue' June/July 2013

Nicki Minaj is fun and flirty on the cover of Teen Vogue‘s June/July 2013 issue.

Here is what the 30-year-old rapper and American Idol judge had to share with the mag:

On her rough childhood: “Every time my parents fought, my mother would have us move and I would have to go to a new school, which meant I’d have to face the task of making new friends. I dreaded it. I had butterflies in my stomach each time: Are people going to like or hate me? … Sometimes there’d be a fight, sometimes not. I let people know I wasn’t going to be pushed around.”

On the music business: “People treat this business like it’s high school. It can absolutely feel like one big popularity contest, and you know what? I can’t be bothered. I can’t allow myself to play ridiculous games with grown adults in the industry. I can’t be nice to someone just because they’re hot right now. I can’t do it.”

On social media: “I used to read the bad things people said about me. Then I asked myself, ‘Why am I reading that when I have millions of people saying great things?’ You cannot give negativity power. I tell teens, if you’re having a problem, there’s nothing wrong with deleting your social media. If people keep taunting you and you keep reading it, it’s poison.”

For more from Nicki, visit TeenVogue.com!

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Photos: Sebastian Kim for Teen Vogue
Posted to: Magazine, Nicki Minaj

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8 Comments

# 1

Why is a 30-year old on the cover of Teen Vogue?

# 3

this woman is beyond pathetic, talentless, ugly as sin, fake from head to toe… the list goes on. i get grossed out just looking at her.

# 4

@Elena: I was wondering the same thing…lol! And the photos are awful!

# 5
PinkSaturday @ 05/13/2013 at 3:08 pm

#Clown

# 6

I want to be nice, but she looks so fug here. She needs to wake up.

# 7
quack quack quack @ 05/13/2013 at 3:42 pm

so wrong, her mouth in music is filthy rotten dirty ….. this teen vogue will not be in my house !

# 8

She is beyond fake. She is such a hateful person. I can not stand her or her crappy music. Please go away.

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