Looking unrecognizable and may I say gorgeous, Nicki Minaj tosses the clown makeup as she covers the April 2013 issue of Elle magazine.
The 30-year-old rapper and ‘American Idol‘ judge lets her blonde hair loose and reveals quite the makeunder as she poses for the magazine spread.
Check out some of the excerpts from Nicki’s interview…
On her Elle cover makeover: “When I saw myself with barely any makeup at, it was such a… like, I’m so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it’s hard. I feel that it’s become a part of me. To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol’ crazy lashes- you know, nothing – I felt naked. It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.”
On wanting to build an empire: “My goal in the beginning was to buy my mother a house. Now I realize, Okay, if I really focus and become a key player in business, then I can build an empire. I’m thinking of a legacy that I can be proud of and wealth that my grandchildren can use to go to college. So world domination- in terms of providing for my family – is absolutely my goal.”
On her advice for women: “My advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want- and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. You want everyone to know, Okay, I can’t play games with her. I have to do right by this woman. That’s what it’s all about.”
What do YOU think of Nicki’s makeunder, love it or hate it?