Gwen Stefani Says She’s So Vain And Black ‘Girls’ Nicki Minaj, Aretha Franklin, Willow Smith And J-Hud Rock ELLE’s Music Issue!

- By Bossip Staff Categories: ChitChatter, Congratulations, Magazine Covers

Gwen Stefani Elle Magazine cover

Elle Magazine put Gwen Stefani on the cover of their May music issue. Inside she talks marriage and pregnancy and shares how Prince helped her career. The issue also features Willow Smith, Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson and Nicki Minaj.

No disrespect to Gwen, but shouldn’t that have been Nicki’s cover? Just sayin’!

Gwen Stefani Elle Magazine

Gwen on performing while pregnant: “It was horrible. Certain songs would make me want to puke. You feel pretty gross when you are first pregnant. You don’t feel cute, you feel disgusting. You’re getting fat. It was hard. I mean, I’m very vain. That would be my middle name. Of course I am, you know what I mean? I love the visual.”

No Doubt Gwen, No Doubt.

The platinum singer also shared how Prince helped her career by stating the obvious.

On writing hits: Prince, who is one of my idols, gave me some advice when I worked with him: “Have you ever just tried writing a hit? Like, don’t just try writing a song, try and write a hit song.” I remember him saying that and me thinking, Yeah, you’re right. Why would you write anything else?”

Gotta love those blondes…

Shots of Nicki, Willow and slimmy trimmy J-Hud and Aretha Franklin when you continue.

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  • speaking of this ish...

    They all look fabulous! Queen Aretha’s pic is the best! Nicki should of been on the cover for real but you know this magazine caters to “certain” people *sideeye*

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  • YokoDMV

    nicki looks great! i actually really like gwen – so no shade, she gets the cover, nicki can’t have them all!

    • chaka1

      I want to live in Gwen’s closet. I LOVE all of her clothes…

  • kim

    Aretha looks great!

  • JayJay Growlings

    Gwen is BEAUTIFUL!!

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  • Palest Latina

    Nicki is a dirty black hoe.

  • nycTAY

    I Love This Shoot!!!

  • Daniel

    If anything Aretha should be! She been in the game longer than anybody. But Gwen is still more accomplished than Nicki, so don’t even make it about race. Gwen is an icon, and Nicki is well on her way.

  • tommykimon

    I agree with Daniel, Gwen has been out since the 90’s. Nicki is just starting out. Plus Gwen is 40+ and looks damn good.

  • We"Blacks"AreTheREALHebrewIsraelites

    I’m so happy she got rid of her Asian accessories. The whole silent but giggling Japanese Harajuku girl thing made me queasy to my stomach.
    Anyways, I am LOVING that look in the second picture. Very sophisticated!

  • getsummm

    I don’t think it was wrong to put Gwen on the cover. She’s a talented musician, muse, and entertainer.

    But, I do believe that they put her on the cover because unfortunately, black women on the cover doesn’t sell.

  • Shanice

    Co-sign with Daniel. Nicki can’t get em all. Nobody really wants to see all that Barbie fakeness on every cover anyway.

  • Faith

    Gwen has been in the business for nearly 20 years. She totally deserves the cover way more than the overrated hype that is Nicki Minaj. But Aretha should have it.

    Let’s see if y’all are still following the Nicki-Drake hype in 5 years.

  • Faith

    Gwen has been in the business for nearly 20 years. She totally deserves the cover way more than the overrated hype that is Nicki Minaj. But Aretha should have it.

    Let’s see if y’all are still following the Nicki-Drake hype in 5 years. I’ll still be listening to No Doubt. Can’t stomach that crap Nicki releases, especially when she attempts to sing. Whatever happened to real talent? It’s all about the PR game now. Nicki is the black Lady Gaga. Hate that one too!

    Free your minds, listen to some Adele.

  • Melry

    I love Gwen and I love Nicki. Jennifer looks amazing and Aretha look good too! I might have to buy a copy of that magazine!

  • The Ugly Truth

    Aretha shoulda got the cover BUT Elle was trying to SELL the mag & u know whites aint buying ntg with old Aretha on the front of it

    Gwen looks real good.

  • sunshinehaze

    Was all the negative comments necessary? Seriously Nicki,Gwen,Willow,Aretha, and Jennifer all looked Great.

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  • tru T

    gwen stephanie deserves the cover she is stilloh so beautiful

  • ceewalk

    Luv Gwen Stefani!! Yes, she looks amazing;-)…”you and me..we used to be together..everyday together(in my GS voice)~

  • Teresa

    Hey, did you girls forget who of these four is known for both music AND fashion. Elle is a fashion mag, thats why they put Gwen on the cover. If it was a music mag then yeah put Aretha on front, but Gwen is not only huge in the music scene but equally the fashion scene besides looking more gorgeous than any super model. Wait, what the heck is that Lil Smith kid doing in the same layout with these women anyway??

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