Nicki Minaj Pulls Her Hair on Paper Cover
The always colorful and facially expressive Nicki Minaj has landed the cover of the spring issue of Paper. The 'Super Bass' rapper is pulling at a tuft of hair from her dark green wig on the cover, sporting her usual dramatic false lashes and lavender lips.
She's also wearing a tangerine blazer, making this cover ripe for spring and the perfect vehicle with which to promote her new album, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.'
Minaj is known for her rubbery facial expressions and she's true to form in this issue. On the cover, she's looking off to the side, like she's shocked. One of the inside photos features Minaj holding her tummy, looking like she's about to toss her cookies.
The other images from the spread feature Minaj's usual hue: bubblegum pink, and lots of it. She looks all fresh and citrusy sweet in a lemon yellow blazer, too. She's obsessing over her wigs in these shots, pulling at her follicles in multiple shots. They're merely synthetic wigs, so it's not like Minaj can do any damage to her real tresses.
In the interview, Minaj spoke of her breakout success, saying, "I have been working sooo much. Success came and now that somany eyes are on me, I feel I have to deliver. And it's a business. No joke. I guess I am stressing more than I should be, and I think I am becoming more guarded."
Minaj also dished on what it was like sitting next to Anna Wintour of Vogue at a fashion show. "I was screaming out loud inside my head," the 'Super Bass' rapper said. "Me sitting next to the Queen of Vogue! It was such a strange experience. I felt like I was dreaming. And I thought she would be snobby or something. But she was so incredibly sweet to me."
Other nuggets for the Barbs? She was inspired by the styles of Grace Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Janet Jackson and… Boy George.