Inside Nicki Minaj’s V Magazine Spread

- By Bossip Staff

As we told you, V Magazine tapped Nicki Minaj for the cover of their January 2011 “Discovery Issue.”

In it, the Young Money mistress dons black face paint and pink lipstick for the shoot photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinood Matadin.

Besides her standout look, the magazine features Minaj speaking on her infamous alter egos.

According to Minaj she lets her “voices speak” and enjoys being a different person when she pleases.

“I just always want to do ‘me’, but ‘me’ changes every day…I would crumple up and die if I had to wake up and be the same person every day. I don’t silence those voices anymore. I just let them speak.”

Following the shoot, Minaj was obviously pleased with the end results and took to her Twitter page to encourage fans to check out her most “bad a** shoot to date.”

Check out the photos from the spread at HipHopWired.com

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  • RHONYC

    she BURNS!
    i friggin’ LOVE that whole ‘love lockdown’ amazon voodoo priestess look.
    her cheekbones are serving the kids 4 life!
    nicki is a goddess.
    bow down bums. 😉

    • DollBaby1o1

      LMFAO!

      Nicki stupid! She always crack me the hell up!

    • GUCCIGREEN

      AHHHH… SORRY I DO LIKE NICKI, BUT THIS WAS NOT FASHION. A LIL ANYTHING DRESS WITH PAINT ON YOU IS NOT ENOUGH AND WITH THE SAME OLE WIG ON JUST TOSSED AROUND GETS A FAIL. SHE COULDVE ROCKED A TUTU WITH SOME STACKED SANDALS OR A HEAD PIECE… SOMETHING. OH WELL BACK TO THE DRAWNG BOARD.

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    • kalifa

      i wish she’d crumple up and die…..just so i can see if plastic truly degrades…..
      oh wait, this plastic hoe already degrades….degrades every Trinidadian when she brought mtv here and made us look like a 3rd world mess

  • Layla

    My Shero 🙂

    This summer I’m getting a nose job and breast implants for my 19th bithrday just so I can have the perfect look like Nicki did.

    I know it’s going to cost alot but Nicki is proof that getting some cosmetic surgery can make you go from good to AMAZING.

    I LOVE HER.

    • you asked...

      girl… im really hoping that this is a joke!!

    • BritishGirl

      Wait a bit till your features stop growing. All the celebrities look better after their nose jobs especially Amerie and Halle Berry. If you have the money and you’ve found a good doctor get that nose sliced off. But don’t go overboard and get a good doctor.

    • LMBO!

      FOLLOWER! LOL!

  • preia

    Nicki you’re the reason i decided to run fast towards my dreams! More miracles and blessings your way!!!!

  • Hannibal

    THE QUEEN OF HIP HOP IS ON EVERY COVER NOW! LIL KIM CAN HATE ON THAT!

  • Lola

    OMG …LOL @ ur dumb girls talkin about gettin a nose job and breast implants and ur 18 years old…Its a shame what these celebrities can do to regular ppl… Btw Nicki looks like a damn MONKEY

    • tommykimon

      Hun you are too young for plastic surgery and I’m sure you are very pretty the way you are. At least wait until your 21 before you make such a rash decision.

  • daisy jay

    Love the cover once again. I think I’m an official fan now (but I don’t do that corny @ss Team Nicki sh!t).

    She may have alter egos that annoy some, but at least she’s not a phony person. Just down earth. Wacky, but still chill. Go Nicki

    • daisy jay

      PS: Just listened to Pink Friday for the first time (whole album). All you Nicki haters should listen to it before you talk sh!t because she’s better than you think. I suggest Fly and Dear Old Nicki. I have more respect for her now. LOVE YA, ONIKA

  • Nana

    This bish is on a cover looking like a DOG? Smfh I can’t not today………lemme woof woof outta here.

  • Layla

    Nana,

    I promise you I have NO self esteem issues.

    Does Nicki and Kim K getting cosmetic surgery mean they have self esteem issues?! NO. They just wanted to look more perfect.

    So many celebrities, models and normal people get cosmetic surgery to look better and more perfect.

    I have a boyfriend who thinks I’m pretty but I don’t want to be just pretty I want to be PERFECT.

    🙂

    I hope you understand.

    At 19 I won’t be the youngest person to get a nose and boob job.

  • Kandi Koated

    kudos! nicki defines her career on her terms n doesnt let ppl limit her creativity just because she is black or a woman. variety makes the game more interesting

  • HOT G.R.I.T.S

    OMG R Y’ALL SERIOUS??!!!

    SHE HAS MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES N THIS IS WHO Y’ALL LIL GIRLS WANA B LIKE? CHILD BOO NICKI GOT SOME MANY ISSUES WHICH ONE DO Y’ALL WANT TO B?

    THESE DOUBLE STANDARDS N THIS COUNTRY…Y’ALL THROW PPL WITH MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES N THE LOONY HOUSE BUT NICKI FAKE EVERYTHING BEHIND CAN ROAM FREE?! WTF?

    • Hannibal

      LIL KIM, IS THAT YOU?

    • BishPlease

      @HANNIBAL i would probably agree if you only agree thats Nicki in ur AV. lmao!!!!

  • jdmann

    Well at least they didn’t put a bone through her nose.

    • Jay

      LMAO!!!! Hilarious. She looks like Shaka Zulu

  • Shadow eyes

    Is it me or does this cover have underlying tones of racism to it?

    How come these white magazines are always try to dress black people up in tribal stereotypical african outfits?

    Jdmann is right, they should have put a friggen bone through her nose while they were at it…smfh.

    • Jay

      Cosign!!!!

    • JustLuxe

      RIIIIIIIIIIGHT I wouldn’ve let them dress me like an african savage. Wowsers.

  • M3@9@N

    Get the fuhk outta heh. She look like a witch wit tits. @NickMinaj stop it

  • TIT_4_TAT

    SORRY BUT SHE LOOKS A D@MN MESS. BEING A CELEB DOES NOT MAKE THAT LOOK WORK. NOT A GOOD LOOK FOR HER. NOTHING REALLY IS

  • Tracy

    The f*ck? She needs a new makeup artist. She needs to stop putting on make-up in the dark. That’s probably gonna take DAYS to wash off.

  • you asked...

    the cover is nice, but the pics on the inside?? every pic is the same look basically!! the boring!! where are the outfit changes? the change of location? Change something dangit!! and do your hair PLEASE!!

  • drenk

    Is that Papa Shango or Kamala she’s trying to look like?

  • Mz.Elite

    @NaNa

    I agree with you whole heartedly!!!! I’m about to be 24 and when I was 18 I wanted a boob job and a smaller nose….Lol glad my mother had better sense than me…. But seriously I don’t want any of that stuff now. I thank the celebs for my decision. YEA IT LOOK GOOD AT FIRST BUT AFTER A WHILE IT LOOKS BAD BECAUSE THEY KEEP GOING FOR MORE!!! After a while they look awful…

    And ole girl is definitely staying too young!!! Image problems is what she has!!! Once she get her nose and boobs she’ll find something else that’s not PERFECT and go get more…NEVER ENDING CYCLE!!!

    twitter.com/mzpretti_elite

  • Mz.Elite

    Oh and Nicki looks awful here…everything “crazy” is not cute… Liking that is plain ignorant….WTF????

  • ok

    What is the statement that’s being made here? I’m a clown? And there where people on here whining bout some jiggaboo blackface cupakes.

  • G.M.

    whats up with her and this alter ego sh1t…ive seen the show “United States of Tara” and that sh1t aint cool…whoever the dude is that fuccs with her is gonna have a handful of crazy to deal with cuz it would be extremely annoying to be having a convo and then her voice keeps changing every 5 minutes, talkin in 3rd person, talkin to her other selves…she fine, but not that fine to put up wit childish kid sh1t all the time,figure out who u are sweetheart b4 they toss u in a loony bin

    • BishPlease

      lol point made. I actually think on that cover above is Roman not Nicki or one of her many other voices she has in that head of hers. smdh. Amazin what kids are inspired by and listenin to these days with these kookoo celebs out here.

    • jasmine

      Everyone in the entertainment industry has alter egos. Its nothing new. Snoop Dog is an alter ego of his real self. Alter-egos are used by numerous performing artists who use stage or screen personae both to entertain audiences and to explore new identities for themselves. An early example of a musical group to make use of alter-egos was The Beatles, who recorded and performed as Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in order “to alter our egos, free ourselves and have a lot of fun”.
      Professional wrestlers can also be said to perform as alter-egos (or ring names), such as Terry Bollea’s Hulk Hogan character and Mark Calaway’s The Undertaker.
      Alter egos is not a bad connotation. Alter-ego can be applied to the role or persona taken on by an actor or by other types of performers.

      Get over Nicki Minaj alter egos. At
      the end of the day she is a good, sweet person who is living her dream, loves her family and wants to provide for them. Stop judging Nicki as if your GOD. Are u perfect because last I checked, no one is without flaws but then again, I can’t be mad at you because your just acting your age(immature). My advice, worry about yourself and stop worrying about Nicki Minaj. She is doing well for herself,and having fun, what about you?

  • Just Sayin

    She is easy on the eyes, unlike Lil Chimp, I mean Lil Kim…

    • BishPlease

      If that above is what u call “ez on the eyes” then u just gave a real emcee like Kim the biggest compliment.

  • BishPlease

    O wow!! Good to see what she looks like without the wig & makeup…BWHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! and those so called voices she hears they have a scientific term for that BS…schizophrenic!!!!!!!!!! back in the bibical days it was considered possessions by demons..lil do her lil gimmick brains realize. Just because u have split personas doesnt mean ur not wakin up as the person u went to sleep as.

    • kelleykel09

      keep speaking that truth. one of the few people with any brains on here.

  • BishPlease

    The diffrence between what GOD & MAN MAKES is…1.What God creates IS real and in his image…and 2.What MAN create is PLASTIC and in there image…show me one HUMAN that can create another human from the earth like God???

    so basically when one chooses to get “plastic surgery” for sh*t like noses, boobs and other vanity sh*t is basically saying what God created isnt Good enough, so you lean towards “men approval VS God approval.”

    THIS IS ALSO WHY GOD IS A JEALOUS GOD AND DOES NOT APPROVE OF HIS CHILDREN IDOLIZING MEN, when you should be praisin GOD you even breathin in the first place. BASICALLY be thankful of what you look like because unlike MEN GOD DOESNT MAKE MISTAKES.

  • Timmy

    B*tch looks crazy! I don’t like all that voodoo sh*t!

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