Nicki Minaj is the big kid on the playground in one of the fashionable photos from her cover shoot for BlackBook magazine, on sale now. The head Barb holds a tattered doll and pink soda can while standing on top of foam blocks in yellow sneakers. She dons various other getups inside the pages including a butterfly-print jacket, spotted catsuit, fringe dress, and sky-high platform heels.
In the interview, Nicki shares what her and fellow pop star Lady Gaga have in common. “We both do the awkward, non-pretty thing,” she says. “What we’re saying—what I’m saying, anyway—is that it’s okay to be weird. And maybe your weird is my normal. Who’s to say? I think it’s an attitude we both share.”
When asked if she’s dating her co-manager Diddy, she responded, “God, no. It was so disgusting to me that people would even link me and him. I grew up watching him. I look at him like a Russell Simmons figure, definitely not as someone I’d be getting it poppin’ with.”