Nicki Minaj covers Vogue Magazine. She talks about her life and her music..
We knew it would only be a matter of time before Nicki Minaj appeared in Vogue Magazine after chumming it up during Fashion Week with Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour. Although she hasn’t snagged the cover just yet, she’s featured in an intriguing article titled ‘True Colors’ accompanied by a Marilyn Monroe inspired photo (with a twist – pink hair – blue skin) by photographer Steven Klein. Inside, she dishes on her sense of style, not being obsessed with labels and her plans for young girls who look up to her:
On discovering make up at LaGuardia High School
I was dressing in Tommy Hilfiger baggy shirts and Boss jeans, but then I met a person who dressed like a tiny lady—pantsuits, heels, lots of makeup. I thought she was larger than life. She once did my makeup—I had never seen myself made up before. I didn’t want to wash it off; I felt like I had one day to live this fantasy of being a glamour girl.
On not being label-obsessed but admitting to spending $50,000 at one time on certain items
If I can combine designer things with other things, I’m a happy camper. Giuseppe, Versace, YSL, and Fendi shoes. And I bought tons of Vuitton bags. When you’re a young girl from Queens, you’re going to stock up on those bags.
On what she’s planning to do for young girls
An enormous foundation to nurture girls. The Nicki Minaj girl is a fun, artsy girl who can become a fierce force to be reckoned with on Wall Street! They hang on my every word, so I tell them, go to school, be ambitious. The worst position is to be financially dependent on the man. I could never be that girl.
Read the full interview over at Vogue.com