Rapper-Nicki Minaj may still be dreaming to grab the all important Vogue cover but that has not stopped her from pulling a super girly on the cover of the June/July issue of Teen Vogue.
Every Vogue, is a vogue…right?
In the magazine, she talks about it why she refuses to fake the funk in the music industry, her parents dysfunctional relationship and how it affected her childhood among other interesting things…
Check out excerpts from her interview with Vogue
On why she refuses to fake the funk
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 how her parents dysfunctional relationship affected her
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 why she no longer pays attention to the critics
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.
Yeap, Nicki Minaj has a book and don’t get too excited though…She did not write it-we are not sure if she can write a whole book herself…LOL
The book titled-Nicki Minaj: Hip Pop Moments 4 Life hits the stores in U.S. today. The book is written by UPTOWN Magazine editor-in-chief Isoul Harris and it looks into Minaj’s rise from her early years in her native Trinidad to pop super-stardom today.
Nicki Minaj is celebrating and displaying her newly toned body. She has covered April’s 2013 issue of Elle Magazine.
Inside the magazine which will hit the stands on 18th March, she talked about how she felt so vulnerable in front of the cameras once she ditched the bold colors, patterned leggings and crazy wigs, lashes and make up.
She also talked about being bullied as a child and her plans to take over the world, while continuing to remind the ladies to treat themselves like a boss.
On her toned-down look
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 photoshoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.
On being bullied during her childhood
I went through a lot of bullying early on. Girls made my life a living hell. We had come to America from a different country. My brother and I had accents. It was very tough. So I’ve always put up this wall— it was a self-defense mechanism growing up— because I was almost expecting people to attack me. And I still have it. It’s sad.
Her Advice to the Ladies to Gain 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.
At the launch, Nicki had a chat on EXTRA TV, talking all things MAC Viva Glam while she revealed that despite what people may think, she has never had surgery on her face. And it is all make-up all the time…REALLY?
On her new MAC shade
It’s different for me. It’s the first time I’m not in pink and it’s all coming together for my new different look for 2013 [which is a] little bit more grown and sexy and it’s like, less is more.
On if she’s had plastic surgery on her face
When people see my makeup they think all types of crazy things that I’m doing to my skin, but it’s makeup. They’ll see contour and they’ll think you had surgery on your nose, no no no, look at RuPaul’s drag race and you’ll see how you can make your nose look any shape you want. I’ve never had surgery on my face, it’s make up people!
Though Chris Brown Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj and others may not have been invited to the Oscars, they had the chance to party when they appeared at the Pacific Design Center last night for the Elton John Foundation Academy Awards viewing party in Los Angeles…
Dressed in a faux rabbit fur jacket, black leggings and multicolored Isabel Marant High-Top wedge sneakers, Nicki Minaj was spotted leaving a restaurant in LA after a dinner wiith friends including her hype man and boyfriend Safaree Samuels.