Nicki Minaj Goes Glam for Elle Magazine

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj strikes a bold pose, wearing a Mark Fast knit minidress and Maison Martin Margiela bodysuit, in a black-and-white photo for Elle’s Music Issue, on newsstands April 12. In the interview, hip-hop’s reigning diva speaks about competing with her male peers.

“I always wanted to play with the boys,” she tells the magazine. “I didn’t want to be a pawn in their game or have a sidekick role. I wanted to be more of a lead character—a superhero.”

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112 Comments

  1. Gavin

    You sexy bitch! ;)

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  2. Hollie

    <3

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  3. iPotora

    Flawless as usual.

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  4. andrew

    like always she’s looking sexy :)

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  5. KICK DAT HOE PUNT

    perfection!!!!

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  6. Brionna

    Boss!!!! Nicki>>>___(you pick)

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  7. Okay

    Wow nicki looks beautiful for real

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  8. Husky

    Lets c how many people gon’ hate on dis one!!
    #Team Minaj baybee

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    AAA Reply:

    @Husky, lol you kno it, lol they gone pick on the littlest thing

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  9. st

    Whoa Nicki you are flawless.God you are such a beautiful woman and i wish you nothing but the best.LONG REIGN MINAJESTY.

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  10. Mr Xclusive

    damn she looks sexy

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  11. 49ers160

    its not even that good. calm down people

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    Lmaooooo Reply:

    @49ers160, Yay We Have Our First Hater <3

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    AAA Reply:

    @Lmaooooo, about time,was wondering when the hating was gonna start, Lol

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    Afewii Reply:

    @AAA, wow, anybody who isnt completely sucking up is hater.

    I love nicki but to be honest judging from these comments you guys are more just dickriders than she is a hater.

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    sacora Reply:

    @Afewii, Its not dick riding when you call some1 pretty just admit it smh…

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    RAH RAH Reply:

    @sacora, she shouldve closed her mouth and leaned her head down a little. that wouldve made the pic, stunning but it’s just a “safe” picture. haaa

    #FACTCHECKER Reply:

    @49ers160, Notice how you said “not ‘that’” good but you still acknowledge that it’s a good pic. SMDH *goes back to winning*

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    Mr Xclusive Reply:

    @49ers160, dont tell me to calm down when im calm….B1TCH

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  12. BitchesIsMySons

    This Picture Is Gorgeous Anyone Who Says This Picture Is Ugly Is Obviously A Hater

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  13. I hate love

    Look like old nicki comin back

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  14. AAA

    Yessssssss, that’s my girl!!!

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  15. No ma'am

    She takes beautiful pictures! A photographers dream! And I should know. I am one. LOL!!

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    cb4 Reply:

    @No ma’am,cool.

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  16. cb4

    nicki doing her thing look beautiful as usual.

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  17. sacora

    So beautiful cant even hate

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  18. TayRockstarr

    Cute pic but I smell her arms through the pic

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  19. ITSBARBEBITCH

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG I LOVE IT HB!!!!
    XOXOX

    NICKI MINAJ IS SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  20. 49ers160

    @factchecker i mean not good at all

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  21. Jasmine

    Damn, I would go lesbo for her. She is so beautiful inside and out.

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  22. DREW

    This bitch just wannts to be LIL KIM soooo bad! smh LIL KIM CLONE still tryna copy her style. Bitch can’t even pose correctly, you may be got for the next 14 minutes but ull be out soon, garbage ass bitch!

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    BitchesIsMySons Reply:

    @DREW, Lmaoooo And When Did Lil Kim EVER Look This Good?

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    AAA Reply:

    @BitchesIsMySons, lmfao when did lol Kim ever have that much clothes on in mag lol

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    TayRockstarr Reply:

    @AAA, AS YOU CAN SEE SHE READ LIL KIM’S WHOLE BOOK BUT FORGOT TO ACKNOWLEDGE. I CANT WAIT TIL SOMEONE CALL THIS BITCH OUT. HORSE MOUTH ASS

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    AAA Reply:

    @TayRockstarr, oh if so I think Nicki forgot to read the 7th chapter..Market yourself well and don’t look like a ho everywhere

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    HoustonGirl Reply:

    @AAA, You like throwing that hoe word out there as if Nicki didn’t have a sextape out, changed her last name to minaj(Threesome),made songs like “Coochie Shop”..”Wanna Minaj”…”Iam cumming on your d*ck and licking it off”,and playing with didoes on stage.

    rinaboo Reply:

    @TayRockstarr, I didnt know lil kim had a book thats probably why its ssssssooooooo easy for nicki to be NOTHING like her. Although, fendi wanted her to follow that book down to the te. Chapter 1: Sleeping with your boss. Thats why lil wayne aint getting it from nicki.

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    Mr Xclusive Reply:

    @DREW, lil kim wants to be Nicki, you girl are brainwashed i bet your a hood rat lol

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    HoustonGirl Reply:

    @Mr Xclusive, Nicki wants to be Kim so bad that if she dies right now her one wish to God would be to come back as Lil kim reincarnated.

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    I luv nicki minaj #1 fan Reply:

    @DREW, The only reason u sayin dis is cz NICKI MINAJ SHUT LIL KIM WORLD DOWN OLD BITCH WANNA TAKEOVER HONEY PLZ AINT NN LIL KIM COULD DO
    ..i luv nicki minaj!!!!!! 4 life dis pic *beautfiel* keep doin ur thing nicki

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    HoustonGirl Reply:

    @I luv nicki minaj #1 fan,Nicki Minaj aint shut nothing down and how is lil kim old she’s only 5 years older than Nicki.

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    BitchesIsMySons Reply:

    @HoustonGirl, Nicki Is Not 30 Years Old She Is 26 Like Did Any Of U Lil Kim Fans See Her Birth Certificate? All Bcuz Lil Kim Has It In Her Mind That Nicki Is 30 Do U Know Nicki Personally? Your Upset That Nicki Is Winning And Your Fav Is Not Doing Shit

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    HoustonGirl Reply:

    @BitchesIsMySons, Nicki is 30 she graduated from high school in 2000.There’s a year-book picture of her.People that went to school with her also confirmed it as well.

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    MakeMeFartKThx Reply:

    @HoustonGirl, And The Proof Is Where? *Looks Around* I’ll Wait :))

    sacora Reply:

    @HoustonGirl, No…. shes not shes 26 stop with the lies it doesnt help anything

    Hello Reply:

    @HoustonGirl, kim is like 9 years older than nicki which is really not that much older and its not about how old somebody is its about if there movement is still hot…jay z may be old but hes still hot ..kim not so much she got off her thing BTW nicki NEVEr had out a sextape

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    bey forever Reply:

    @DREW, what goes around comes around us lil kim fans stay clapin cause we know the more she is in the media the more she is gettin washed up fast they will be a new bitch that will come out callin nicki names

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  23. BADASSLiLBITCH

    @DREW LMAOOOO, she got on way to many clothes to be tryna be Lil Kim. Weak. “Let them BUms Blow STEAM–RADIATOR!” Nicki Baby, FLAWLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    kiki Reply:

    @BADASSLiLBITCH, lol thank you!!! Lil Kim never has clothes on -_-

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  24. Hello

    Nicki looks really pretty and skinny …. And yes and nicki being in Elle she’s #winning

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    bey forever Reply:

    @Hello, winning what you must be young do you know how many covers lil kim had done you nicki fans remind me of rihanna fans when rihanna came out

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    YOU UGLYMONKEY LOOKIN BITCHES Reply:

    Nicki looks amazing! She’s broken down many barriers for a female rapper —.that that has NEVER been done before. It’s great to see another female in the rap game that’s winning her ass off! And which team you know got nominated for a MTV O AWARD! Do your research. IT’S BAAAAAARBIE BIIIIIIITCH!

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    sacora Reply:

    @bey forever, Key word had done and she got her shine when she did them!! So let Nicki get her shine too

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    cb4 Reply:

    @bey forever,so who said lil kim wasn’t winning when she was in mags no one on here say she wasn’t winning,nicki is in mags too so she is winning too,i don’t know how ragedy annie name came up in this.

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    Hello Reply:

    @bey forever, what the are you talking about i didnt say anything about LIL KUM i wasnt even thinking about her but since u bought it up KIM HAS not been on the cover of this magazine

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  25. say what

    nicki,,,u are looking sultry, sexy, edgy
    and just down right beautiful !!!!!

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  26. say what

    seductive, all day and all night!!!!

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  27. say what

    nicki is nicki, and that is the only person she cares to be. and she is straight doing her thang.

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  28. Sharp Tongue

    Love it blazin’ (Nicki’s voice).

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  29. Mr Xclusive

    Nicki Minaj #WINNING Lil Him #LOSING plastic face is a jealous H0E !

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    HoustonGirl Reply:

    @Mr Xclusive, Lil kim stay on your mind huh.

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    Mr Xclusive Reply:

    @HoustonGirl, how is she on my mind? can you please tell me?

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    bey forever Reply:

    @Mr Xclusive, the only male hoe is you nicki is the biggest hoe going on stage with a fake d..k thats not a show its a gimmick i must admit she is takin gimmicks to a all new level and yes she is winnin IN GIMMICK WORLD

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    Sleazy Reply:

    @bey forever, She is winning in the REAL word! does ths ho even know what winning is? @houstongirl you the one obsessd you on every nicki post you always before most of her fans get a life girl your whole life revolves around nicki jst like raaagedy ann! theres nothing bad bout the pic 1st Kim creatd the barbie thng (whch she didnt) now she creatd the Glam look (she never lookd ths good in her life) what next? kim wrote the bible? i swear these kim stans just lie lie lie they gona run out of lies soon

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    cb4 Reply:

    @bey forever,at least nicki wasn’t literally sucking d1ck back stage and came on stage and vamit and have to be taken to the hospital to be pump like lik kim=rageday annie,the dildo was a joke a shock factor for the song did it on em,lil kim is nasty disgusting anytime i see her she look like a dirty prostitute from the ghetto,nicki was right to call her ragedy annie because it,s so true lil kim make up and hear is never on point she always looks ragedy and nasty,biggies little H2e he made from scratch,and for your info lil wayne didn’t make nicki nicki was an underground artist from the start that lil wayne sign,i was so glad when nicki put that hoe ragedy annie in her place on the tragedy snipet she speak nothing but the true.

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    cb4 Reply:

    @bey forever,forever,at least nicki wasn’t literally sucking d1ck back stage and came on stage and vamit and have to be taken to the hospital to be pump like lil kim=ragedy annie,the d!ldo was a joke a shock factor for the song did it on em,lil kim is nasty disgusting anytime i see her she look like a dirty pr@stitute from the ghetto,nicki was right to call her ragedy annie because it,s so true lil kim make up and hear is never on point she always looks ragedy and nasty,biggies little H2e he made from scratch,and for your info lil wayne didn’t make nicki nicki was an underground artist from the start that lil wayne sign,i was so glad when nicki put that ho in her place on the tragedy snipet she speek nothing but the true.

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  30. Dj10

    she be pretty hot if she had real hair other then that shes do able to about almost the max

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    D Reply:

    @Dj10, do do know that none of the other black stars wear there real hair right? why do people bash nicki for it …i dont hear them saying that about beyonce rihanna or oprah ….all of them wear a wig too

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  31. Lisa

    She looks good.

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  32. OO

    Cute :D

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  33. maya

    She looks pretty but I still wonder what her REAL hair looks like…

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  34. HoustonGirl

    This pose looks so forced if this was on Americas Next Top Model Tyra would laughed her ass off.

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    BitchesIsMySons Reply:

    @HoustonGirl, OMG Your Loser Ass Is Everywhere Like Gooodbye Nicki Is Winning & Lil Kim Is Losing Badly Her Mixtape Was Slammed By All Music Critics They Gave Her Half Of A Star Outta 5 And Someone From Vibe Called The Mixtape Tragic Shit

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    HoustonGirl Reply:

    @BitchesIsMySons, First of all Vibe is a bias magazine.Second of all when have a mixtape created so much buzz that you have all these people wanting to rate it.Mixtapes don’t get rated.So that obviously means Kim is held at a high stander.

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    MakeMeFartKThx Reply:

    @HoustonGirl, Yeah So Is Nicki
    Bcuz Her Mixtape Beam
    me Up Scotty Got Rated Also And She Actually Got A “A” Rating And What Did They Rate Black Friday Oh Yeah A Half Star And A F <3

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    cb4 Reply:

    @HoustonGirl,fool lil kim sell it so,if it sells its an album,so ofcorse it,s going to get review,nicki didn’t sell beam me up scotty,but it did get 5 stars out of 5 so i don’t know what you are talking about black friday was nothing more than horse manure

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    HoustonGirl Reply:

    @cb4, You so stupid.If you sell a mixtape that doesn’t make it an album dummy.So if I go to a local studio record a mixtape and sell it I can tell everybody I had an album out,that’s not who the music business works.By the way if Nicki really did get 5 stars for her mixtape she has lil kim to thank for that considering she remade all her songs and bit some of her lines.

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    D Reply:

    @HoustonGirl, nicki didnt remake any of kim’ songs or use any of kim lines on BEAM ME UP SCOTTY and thats the one she got a “A” on so #sit and even the source who gave the naked truth 5 stars said kim hadnt made anything good SINCE 2005 so u telling me they being bias too LOL

    andrew Reply:

    @BitchesIsMySons, lmaooo shitted on em

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  35. lolo

    She is not doing covers its features including Rolling Stone. I wonder why. In 1999 Lauryn Hill was doing covers on predominatly white magazines not features. Something is wrong here. These overrated artists do not sell magazines i guess.

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    D Reply:

    @lolo, NICKI IS ON THE COVER OF ELLE something lauryn or any other female rapper has EVER did … SO SHUT UP and watch nicki will get the cover of rolling stone b4 the end of 2011

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  36. AAA

    Wow honestly this is not that serious, Nicki is doing her thing, that’s it

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    bey forever Reply:

    Am a big bey fan but i have to say when lil kim said nicki will always be number 2 she didnt lie you nicki fans keep bringin lil kim name when ever nicki do something WHY maybe because you see lil kim every time you see nicki, rihanna and nicki will always be in bey and lil kim shadow because of you fans, YOU NEED TO STOP IT

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    Sleazy Reply:

    @bey forever, Now i understand why you hate nicki cus rihanna is slaying and has mre hits than beyonce And that nicki and riri are close! lil kim hasn done what nicki done she couldnt cross over like nicki!

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    bey forever Reply:

    @Sleazy, SO WHAT if rihanna has more hits beyonce has more awards and more money same goes to lil kim ,the QB crossed over 10 years ago get the facts right sleazy is nicki a cover girl or in side the mag

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    byronluvminaj Reply:

    @bey forever,dont ever put lil kim and beyonce in the same sent……….bitch beyonce luvs nicki so how the fuc u look.

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  37. Shady

    I really dont like her music, but this pitcure is great. And fuck you nicki dickriders who gonna say Im a hater.

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  38. Sleazy

    @HoustonGirl, The only reason that mixtape had a lil buzz was cus of nicki but when it was releasd that buzz died so quick faster than kim gettng her next botox injectn

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    bey forever Reply:

    @Sleazy, you can ride for the new comers who may fad BUT we are ridin for the lcons lil kim beyonce,mary j ,cher and the list goes on they see than come and they see than go but still they remain

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    HoustonGirl Reply:

    @bey forever, You can’t tell these people nothing there the same ones that think Lil wayne is better than Tupac.I just laugh at them.

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    Ciara fan Reply:

    @bey forever, Bey you do know that you everywhere on this post? you and @houstongirl! can some one say OBSESSD!!!! they have mre comments on here than a nicki fan

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    bey forever Reply:

    @Ciara fan, we understand why you hatin ciara went away and the reason we are fightin is because we dont any bitches comin in the game insultin people the paved the way for them

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    st Reply:

    @bey forever, Those people who paved the way, respect themselves and when you feel because you are legentary that means you can mash the new ones up then you get nothing but absolute DISRESPECT.RESPECT IS RECIPROCAL.You hear me.TM.

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    rinaboo Reply:

    @bey forever, ok you saying that like you commenting on this is going to change that. No matter what you say the”bitches that don’t give credit to the ones that pave the way” is going to keep selling albums. And btw lil kim didnt pave the way for female rappers Hello Salt&Pepa, QWueem Latifah, and many came out before liul kim in case ya’ll forgot

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  39. Faithless

    She’s beautiful.

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  40. Music

    I like the picture but I think it would have look a little better if she had closed her mouth or maybe put her head down and showed her teeth. Like the picture most celebrities take to give it that mysterious sense cause ain’t that what she is, a mystery, a mystery worth finding out.

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  41. SuperBadd

    Funny, all the HATERS bringing up Lil’ Kim name. Kim has BEEN THERE and DONE THAT, Elle Magazine was one of Kim’s MANY features!!!! Lil’ Kim has been on over 200 covers!!!!! Haters!!

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    564 Reply:

    @SuperBadd,were are you coming from you make no sense,who said lil kim wasn’t winning we all know that lil kim=ragedy any bin there done that,so its time for nicki to do her and she is doing her,what because lil kim bin on mags nicki must not be on mags too,if so she is coping lil kim?you know what go take 50 seats all the way dwon.

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    TiaBxtchhx3 Reply:

    @SuperBadd, Sorry to bust your bubbles . . but Lil Krim was NEVER ON Elle Magazine ! Nicki Minaj is the First female rapper to be on the cover . .You Mad?

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    D Reply:

    @SuperBadd, please shut up KIM HAS NEVER BEEN ON THE COVER OF ELLE MAGAZINE ..stop making up shit

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    keri forever Reply:

    @D, she is not on the cover she is inside the magzine get your facts first

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    BitchesIsMySons Reply:

    @keri forever, ACTUALLLY SHE IS ON THE COVER OF ELLE THE MUSIC EDITION AND I MIGHT ADD HATERS THAT NICKI IS THE FIRST FEMALE RAPPER TO BE ON THE COVER LMAOOOO AND LIL KIM NEVER BEEEN ON ELLE VOUGE OR ANYTHING WITH HIGH FASHION HER LANE WAS STRICKTLY MENS MAGAZINE

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  42. Harris

    My Bitch

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  44. Mr Xclusive

    why are you lames catching feelings? lulz

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  45. Mr Xclusive

    i bet most of the people commenting are ghetto azz girls lmao

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  47. rinaboo

    Nicki looks great as always. And please stop bringing up lil kim name in nicki minaj post GOD. I followed lil kim til she started hating and going down, and she never posed lil this….not sulty enough.

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  48. BSM

    where did krim come on this. you could say “that pose needs work” or “the dress don’t fit” but c’mon now krim never made it to the cover elle #sityoassdown makin ya self look stupid

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    JustMe Reply:

    @BSM, AGREED.

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  49. J Minaj

    Nicki Looks great.

    But its funny on how many ppl react.
    chill out ppl.
    -Dickriders lol

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  50. RGP

    Eve was the first female rapper to appear
    on the cover of Elle.
    Excited Minaj fans are making up shit! ahaha

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