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Nicki Minaj Gets a Make-under for Elle US' April 2013 Cover Shoot

Understated Nicki – Rap superstar and “American Idol” judge Nicki Minaj graces the April cover of Elle US, looking understated with minimal makeup and a simple blonde ‘do. Nicki poses for Thomas Whiteside with styling by Joe Zee for the studio shoot. Inside the issue, the Pink Friday star opens up about her transformation, “When I saw myself with barely any makeup [on], 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…It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.”


Image Credit: ELLE


  1. Mary

    March 14, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    This is AWFUL!

  2. dbb

    March 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    the cover is her face on another body or wtf?

  3. lennox

    March 14, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    best photos i’ve ever seen of her. she actually has good bone structure. as a cover subject, i’m not a fan of her, but i think they did her in a really great way.

  4. Christin2

    March 14, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    OMG! YES!! Thank god. She looks better than I could have ever imagined her looking. Love her or hate her, this IS her best look

  5. Devon

    March 15, 2013 at 10:26 am

    She has never looked better! Go Nicki!

  6. charli

    March 17, 2013 at 8:17 am

    she looks FAB!

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