MAGAZINE WORLD: Nicki Minaj for VIBE
After a teaser photo was released earlier this week, VIBE has officially the revealed the cover of the June/July issue of the mag with Nicki Minaj as one of the dual covers. Check it below plus some excerpts from the interview all courtesy of VIBE.
Definitely a Barbie-licious cover. Not quite sure I’m feeling it though. Here are some excerpts from the interview.
“People don’t get when you’re off, or you’re having a bad day,” she says, obliquely referring to the photograph that bounced around the blogs of her hand- in-hand with Diddy, looking especially miserable. The speculation was inevitable: Had she been crying? Was she just tired? Are they doing it?
“When I grew up I saw females doing certain things, and I thought I had to do that exactly,” she says. “The female rappers of my day spoke about sex a lot . . . and I thought that to have the success they got, I would have to represent the same thing. When in fact I didn’t have to represent the same thing.”
“I’m not abandoning the funny voices. I just did a crazy tribute to ODB’s ‘Shimmy Shimmy Ya,’” she says, perfectly impersonating the late Wu-Clansman. “But it’s coming up more with the album. I had a teacher in elementary who would stand on her table and whisper. We’d all turn around like, ‘What is this lunatic doing?’ But she would achieve what she wanted. She wanted us to stop talking and listen. I feel like I need to mellow it down so people can hear what I have to say.”
Nicki Minaj shares the June/July issue with Erykah Badu. No word yet on the official cover for her side, just another teaser photo. Stay tuned for more info. And cop the new issue when it hits newsstands June 15.