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Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Nicki Minaj does photo shoot for elle magazine.

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.

Nicki talks about 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.

Minaj gives us the full about 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.


  1. Luv_Nicki10 avatar

    On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 12:20 PM, Luv_Nicki10 said:

    Good info to know thx!!

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