Nicki Minaj Covers PAPER Magazine x Interview x Photo Shoot

February 10, 2012 by Danny M

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Nicki Minaj Covers PAPER Magazine

Nicki Minaj graces the front cover of PAPER magazine’s Spring 2012 issue, which you can check out above. After the jump, you can view a few photos from Nicki‘s photo shoot with the magazine, as well as her interview.

SImon Doonan: Hello! I am such a huge fan. You are one insanely creative chick. I worship you! And your video for “Stupid Hoe” is truly demented and brilliant. I watched it so many times I had to go lay in a darkened room.

Nicki Minaj: Wow! Thank you so much.

SD: In my new book I have a whole chapter about my tragic attempt to become a hoe. I found it really hard to “collect,” if you know what I mean.

NM: I hear you.

SD: So I am assuming that you wrote “Stupid Hoe” just for me. Right?

NM: Absolutely. You heard it here first!

SD: Enough about me. Let’s go deep. Really deep, and discuss the really heavy, profound stuff. What are you wearing?

NM: Right now? Just a pink T-shirt and a pink thong.

SD: Anything else?

NM: Nope.

SD: This year, fame came at you like a freight train. How are you handling your world domination? Are you sleeping at night?

NM: Ugh! I have been working sooo much. Success came and now that somany eyes are on me, I feel I have to deliver. And it’s a business. No joke. I guess I am stressing more than I should be, and I think I am becoming more guarded.

SD: I saw you sitting front row next to Anna Wintour at Fashion Week. Genius! Such a fabulous couple. What was going through your thoughts?

NM: Yes! I was screaming out loud inside my head. Me sitting next to the Queen of Vogue! It was such a strange experience. I felt like I was dreaming. And I thought she would be snobby or something. But she was so incredibly sweet to me.

SD: Who are your biggest style icons?

NM: Grace Jones definitely. So amazing. And Cyndi Lauper, I loved her right from when I was a little girl. And Janet Jackson of course. And Boy George. I always loved the way he dressed, and his music too.

SD: What is the freakiest song on your iPod right now?

NM: It’s gotta be my song with Big Sean. It’s called “Dance (A$$).’

SD: Speaking of which, are you following the presidential race? Do you know what a Santorum is?

NM: What is a what?

I explain Dan Savage’s now legendary piece of porno-political sabotage whereby he created one of those new Internet sexual definitions — you know, like a “Dirty Sanchez” — and dubbed it “Santorum.” Every time anyone Googles the name “Santorum” up comes the Savage definition: The frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the by-product of anal sex. I figured the author of “Stupid Hoe” could handle it, and I was correct.

NM: Well, you learn something new every day.

SD: Do you have time to watch trash TV?

NM: Of course! I love Mob Wives.

SD: Me too!

NM: I love Big Ang — what is that? And I love the way those girls talk to each other: “Don’t YOU be coming at ME!!!” I love every freakin’ moment. And I watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Beverly Hills. Taylor and Adrienne and the girls.

SD: When you are relaxing at home do you ever kick it old school with Ella or Della or Etta or Eartha?

NM: When I go old school it’s more about Diana Ross and Deniece Williams and Whitney. Her first album is one of my all-time favorites.

SD: You are the queen of creative collaboration. Who’s next? Metallica?

NM: Oh my God!!! Well I have to say, for me, genre does not play into it. And I am lucky because I get so many amazing requests. I just had that big one with Madonna. I collaborate when I feel it’s right.

SD: Tell me about your new album. What is the vibe?

NM: The album is like a collage of all my emotions. I am not sticking to any particular style. I am doing what I feel without restrictions. So it’s very free and very me.

SD: Good luck with it darling! I know it will be huge! And, on behalf of all the stupid hoes of the world, I want to thank you for giving us a voice.

NM: You are so very welcome!

Nicki Minaj Photo Shoot With PAPER Magazine

Nicki Minaj Photo Shoot With PAPER Magazine

Nicki Minaj Photo Shoot With PAPER Magazine

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7 Responses to “Nicki Minaj Covers PAPER Magazine x Interview x Photo Shoot”

  1. Rory Shaw Says:

    FIRSTT!!! i love herr

    Reply

  2. Rory Shaw Says:

    … Just a pink T-shirt and a pink thong on!
    i wish she was here with me..

    Reply

  3. Mj Says:

    First she says the whole album is gonna sound like roman in moscow, now after that and stupid hoe flopped badly she decides to say that the album won’t have one particular style.

    Anyways, drake remixes a jeezy song

    Reply

  4. Matheo22 Says:

    This is a Nicki we want to watch smiling dress simpky but with style 🙂 Love U Nicki <3

    Reply

  5. reysom Says:

    yo roman nice photo you post there is nice

    Reply

  6. YMCMB_Fan Says:

    I luv that she doesn’t stick to one genre of music its just so great it really shows how diverse she is :). SHE IS A GREAT ARTIST !!!! CANT WAIT FOR THE GRAMMYS IN 2 DAYS SHE GONNA TEAR THE HOUSE DOWN!

    And all i can say is…IM SO IM SO IM SO IM SO IM SO PROUD OF YOU.

    ♥ LUV U NICKI ♥

    Reply

  7. lexzy Says:

    i luv u wit my life,i no dat i can see u but i luv wit passion

    Reply

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