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Nicki Minaj Covers Complex Magazine

September 22, 2010 by Danny M


Nicki Minaj Covers Complex Magazine

Nicki Minaj will be on the front cover of Complex Magazine‘s October/November 2010 issue, which will hit newsstands next month on October 5th. You can check out the cover above, and read the full interview below were Nicki speaks on her two singles, Diddy, Cassie, beef, Lil Wayne, Drake, removing “no homo” from her dictionary and plenty more:

Complex: Everyone has this image of you as a cartoon character with outlandish wigs, but at our shoot today you were much more low-key.

Nicki Minaj: [Laughs.] Every woman is a character—but people need to see I’m a regular human. It’s like you wear a pink wig and you’re no longer human all of sudden. You’re a thing. Like today [the photographer] was like, “Where is that Nicki Minaj smile?” But this shoot doesn’t call for the Nicki Minaj smile. You guys wanted me subdued, so I’m gonna give you a different side. I’m not gonna pull a string and be like, “It’s Barbie, bitch!”

Is it intimidating to know that, besides The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, there are very few indisputable classic female rap albums?

Nicki Minaj: I want to do well, but I don’t think I’m intimidated. People’s expectations of what I’m capable of doing are very low. People have been used to hearing little one-liners and me play around.


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