Nicki Minaj- is that you?!
The rapper known for sporting big hair and even wigs sometimes, who likes to constantly wear stage makeup, bright fushia lips and “big crazy lashes”, is anything but that on the cover of Elle’s April issue.
The magazine’s beauty team is said to have taken a “less is more” approach for the shoot with the star opting to let the big hair and wild makeup go replacing them with natural locks and simple illuminating makeup. Instead of a crazy costume, Minaj wore a basic black pants and a sexy unzipped leather jacket with gold buckles on the sleeves. Of the shoot, the Pink Friday songstress said: “I felt naked. It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.”
Minaj also opened up to the magazine about making it as a female artist in the mostly male dominated rap world and presented women with powerful words, saying: “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.”
I can’t wait for this Elle issue to hit newsstands to see the rest of this natural shoot. I think Nicki looks great, and I for one, would love to see more of her like this!
Images courtesy of Elle.com