Nicki Minaj Is Dark and Lovely on Cosmopolitan Magazine Cover

Nicki Minaj Is Dark and Lovely on Cosmopolitan Magazine Cover

The “Head Barb” is bewitching in black on the November 2011 issue.

Published October 6, 2011

Nicki Minaj’s animated outfits and “personalities” are certainly entertaining, but in the current issue of Cosmopolitan magazine she peels back the act and let's us see the real woman.


On the cover, the rapper is outfitted in an edgy, leather corset-style dress with a midnight black bob wig to match and a feathered cuff. It’s a look that gives her character without making her look like a cartoon. Even her usually popping pink lip is swapped out for a softer hue. Inside the magazine Nicki models gold jewelry, a snakeskin top, a woven and silk strapless dress and pink nails and heels.


The feature article also gives a rare look at the star and “how she beat the odds and learned to rule her world.” Nicki opens up about some heavy topics, including growing up with an abusive father and the suicidal thoughts she had when it seemed like her career wouldn’t take off. Thankfully now the rapper sees a bright future for herself. In five years she says, “I will be married and a couple of years after that will have a bun in the oven.” In 10 years she sees herself with “hundreds of millions of dollars. I will have put out five albums and will have an Oscar and Grammys.”  

(Photo: Cosmopolitan Magazine)

Written by Nakisha Williams


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