Nicki Minaj isn’t letting a little breakup affect her hustle! Not only is her new album Pink Print being released soon, but she’s also hosting the MTV EMA’s and has been working numerous magazine covers. She’s currently getting her model on for the Winter 14/15 issue of V Magazine!
In the photo shoot which was shot by famed photographer Mario Testino, Nicki Minaj rocks different looks from Guess and Jimmy Choo. She also expresses her fashion sense and talks pushing the envelope.
On her fashion sense:
“What I love about Versace is that it’s so rich,” she said. “Rap is a lot of showing off, and fashion is too. Versace is like, look at me, bitch. I’m here.”
On influencing women:
“I love women who take control, who set standards, and who believe in themselves enough to lead the way in terms of their career. I’ve done that. When I win and when I lose, I take ownership of it, because I really am in charge of what I do. There are a lot of strong male rappers, who’ve influenced me a great deal in terms of my skill, my flow, and my business-savvy side. But at the end of the day, I still want to inspire women.”
On her music:
I always push the envelope, because I’m Nicki Minaj. I have to,” she said. “No matter who I’m on a song with, I feel like I have to say at least one thing that no one else is willing to say. Whether it’s Madonna, Britney, or Beyoncé, they always tell me, ‘Yes. Be yourself. Talk your sh*t.’”