Nicki Minaj “is here to slay” on the November 2016 cover of Marie Claire. Out on newsstands on October 18th, the new issue features the rapper wearing a Balmain ruffled top on the front. Nicki serves major beauty inspiration with a top knot bun and winged eyeliner. Inside the magazine, the hip-hop mogul wears flaunts some skin in a push-up bra and fur coat. Kai Z Feng captures Nicki for the studio shots.
Talking about being compared to men in hip-hop, Nicki says, “I don’t need to read a book about [business]. I can look at someone’s career and just pinpoint the dos and the don’ts, and the one person I’ve done that with for my entire career was Jay Z. He did such a great job being an authentic street guy and a businessman, and I was like, Why aren’t there women doing that, taking the success from rap and channeling it into their empire? I felt like anything he could do, I could do.”
Nicki Minaj – Marie Claire Magazine – November 2016
Photos: Marie Claire US/Kai Z Feng