America’s favorite Barbie rapper gets dolled up.
Hip-Hop’s fiercest rap star Nicki Minaj landed the cover story of the June/July 2013 issue of Teen Vogue magazine.
Minaj, who is currently an American Idol judge and proved to be the best one yet, puts on the Barbie game face to give us some girly, powerful euphoric glamour shots. Fabulous flawlessness.
In the magazine, Nicki chats about the music industry, her childhood and online bullies.
The music business
“People treat this business like it’s high school. It can absolutely feel like one big popularity contest, and you know what? I can’t be bothered. I can’t allow myself to play ridiculous games with grown adults in the industry. I can’t be nice to someone just because they’re hot right now. I can’t do it.”
“Every time my parents fought, my mother would have us move and I would have to go to a new school, which meant I’d have to face the task of making new friends. I dreaded it. I had butterflies in my stomach each time: Are people going to like or hate me? … Sometimes there’d be a fight, sometimes not. I let people know I wasn’t going to be pushed around.”
“I used to read the bad things people said about me. Then I asked myself, ‘Why am I reading that when I have millions of people saying great things?’ You cannot give negativity power. I tell teens, if you’re having a problem, there’s nothing wrong with deleting your social media. If people keep taunting you and you keep reading it, it’s poison.”
The Pink Friday star will perform at the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday, May 19th on ABC.