Nicki Minaj Interviews Herself for ELLE Magazine

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj wears many hats—rapper, singer, fashion designer, and judge on “American Idol,” but now she’s taking on a new role. The rap diva plays reporter, interviewing herself during a mock interview for ELLE magazine. An inquisitive Nicki asks the superstar Nicki about her childhood and what she wears at home.

“I love black thongs,” says superstar Nicki, while offering other wild quotes. “I’m gonna be artificially inseminated so I don’t ever have sex with anyone.”

Nicki graces the cover of ELLE’s April issue. She trades the wigs and makeup for a more natural look, but it wasn’t easy for her. “To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol’ crazy lashes—you know, nothing—I felt naked. It was scary!” she said. “So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.”

She also revealed that she was bullied as a child. “I went through a lot of bullying early on. Girls made my life a living hell.”

Get a sneak peek of the issue before it hits newsstands on March 18.

[Access Hollywood]



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62 Comments

  1. kwayzee

    SLAAAAAYY MEEEE ONIKAAAA YASSSSSSSSSSSS HUNTTTYYYYYYY

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    KeepItReal Reply:

    @kwayzee, who is this white woman & where is nicki? didnt see her in the this video

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    ,. Reply:

    @KeepItReal, that joke is made corny..played out busted everything down that line,come with something new now you are ignorant you know nicki is black and her skine is black da f-ck you on.

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  2. tired

    ALL HAIL THE QUEEN!!!

    PRAISE THE QUEEN OF HIP-HOP!!!!

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    RihNaj Reply:

    @tired, Toned down nicki looks and feel fuucking amazing !!!

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  3. barey

    nicki really looks nice lately..i wonder if she fired her old make up artiste..lol..i cant believe that bow wow and omarion rumor though..i mean just google kelsnetwork

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    Righteous Reply:

    @barey, I hope they pay well…..you’re Segway needs work though.

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    One Reply:

    @Righteous, your*
    You’re = you are
    Your = possession

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    Abz Reply:

    @One, Another Grammer Nazi -___________-

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    TIFFANY Reply:

    @One, HAHAHAHAHA omg

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    Righteous Reply:

    @One, Oh…you’re right…I do apologise ……please forgive my tardiness.

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    Still Amazin Reply:

    @barey, She got a new hairstylist

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  4. Victoria

    And I thought I was narcissistic.

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    JustCoastWitHa Reply:

    @Victoria, “Materialistic, Im Narcissistic. My Shoe game is sick, its SO sadistic”

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  5. Aaron

    Lol, love her.

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  6. Boom

    I don’t know what’s happening to me, but Nicki is really growing on me. I’m starting to take her seriously now which is something I wasn’t able too do in 2012, & I have a feeling that she about to make all of her naysayer’s eat their words (ALL OF THEIR WORDS)! Nicki’s recent B.A.R.S have all been fire, her new look is fire (hair/clothes) & being employed by American Idol is & will forever will be! Can’t wait to here her 3rd album.

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  7. ,.

    this was tight,nicki doing her thing.

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  8. yasmine

    Nicki can i have that cute outfit n ur beez in the trap rings off of eBay plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  9. NickiSlaysMe_

    im so happy ,,, like sigh i love her so much ! she does an amazing job !

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  10. channelPink

    Elle magazine giving me Beyonce tease.

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  11. plastic

    gorg

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  13. Oh

    Mad that Elle didnt cropped Nicki’s legs out the pic and zoomed on her face a bit more on that cover… it would have been FLAWLESS

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  14. Jonathan Hopson

    Nicki Minaj, baby you just always make my day. #TeamMinaj4Life

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  15. UberMikee_

    I don’t even know why I found this so funny. Like I was dying.

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    MinajRules! Reply:

    @UberMikee_, Lmfao when she was doing the white accent and making those faces, i was dying Lmfaoooo

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  16. THEKILL

    NOW SHE WAS BULLIED LMAO! NEVER SPOKE ABOUT IT IN ANYYY OTHER INTERVIEWS ABOUT GROWING UP NOW SHE WAS ALL OF SUDDEN BULLIED GIRL BYE. SHE LOOKS GREAT THO…..

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    E53 Reply:

    @THEKILL, Why do I get the feeling that you were the bully in school? People who were bullied during their childhood years don’t talk about it lightly. It’s not something to joke about. -_-

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    T Reply:

    @THEKILL, so just because she hasn’t brought it up excessively and exaggerated it greatly like some pop stars she’s making it up?? It was mentioned in an interview and now the media is making a headline out of it because it fits the anti bullying agenda but you’re taking issue with the person being interviewed? Makes perfect sense.

    Chill. It’s a legit issue, especially in the black community and we need more people to address it.

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    channelPink Reply:

    @THEKILL, Even if it’s not true it’s still good to talk about since she do have fans who’s still in school, especially with everything that’s going on with our government lately.

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    Hollup Reply:

    @THEKILL, she spoke about it in music. Nicki is stoic and very private about personal stuff. Nobody really knows a lot about her love or extreme details on her family life

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    mmmm Reply:

    @THEKILL, i knew she was bullied before this interview so she has touched on the subject before plus her mum in the E! special said she was picked on when she first moved to new york.

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  17. uHoesBuggin

    This is like 08′ all over again….sittin at the edge of my seat…anticipating every release. I’m glad she’s takin it back to her roots.

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  18. GWAP

    YASSS BETCH

    NICKI MINAJ > EVERY FEMALE RAPPER.

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    A Bad Bitch Reply:

    @GWAP,
    “NICKI MINAJ > EVERY FEMALE RAPPER”

    You’re saying that Nicki is better than Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliott?

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  19. Tis love

    This is going to be AMAZING!

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  20. NickiBeenDidDat

    This is defiantly Nicki Minaj’s year
    She has already accomplished TOO MUCH and the year just begun
    #TeamMinaj

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  21. RDK

    Nicki doing her thing,that was cool.

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  22. Zack

    Nicki can be really happy there arent any other good female rappers around, cause she isnt so good. Although no one can argue that she is the best female rapper, she still is a horrible rapper.

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    jay Reply:

    @Zack, she is a good rapper tho. She slays every feature she is on. Didnt she kill Hov n Yeezy on their on song?
    She is not that good lyrically tbh but her flow is the illest in the game.

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    Zack Reply:

    @jay, no, no and no. She isnt a good rapper, she doesnt slay every feature, yes, she did okay on Monster, but she definitly wasnt better as Ye or Hov. Her flow is waaaaaay from the best in the game, 2 Chainz, Kanye and a lot more have a way better flow.

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    Jay Reply:

    @Zack, Nah man. She does have the best flow in the game, she is so flexible she can kill in any type of beat unlike most rappers out there. She just needs to grow more lirically I mean she raps about her accomplishments way too much, its gettin tired already.

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    Zack Reply:

    @Jay, she’s got a good flow, but if you really think she has the best, then you havent heard much rappers.

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    Shutup Reply:

    @Zack, In terms of “flow”
    Nas> Kanye> Nicki
    lyrics:
    Nas> Kendrick> Drake

    SdotB Reply:

    @Zack, do u realize that u made absolutely NO SENSE AT ALL????

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    Zack Reply:

    @SdotB, explain to me what you didnt understand cause i understand it all.

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    keep it real Reply:

    @Zack, wtf how can you say that, she KILLED Monster she made that song! Again, wtf are you talking about. How can you say there are no female rappers around, Have you not heard of Azealia Banks, Kreayshawn, Angel Haze, Lil Kim or Iggy Azalea? You can’t blame Nicki for winning.

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    Zack Reply:

    @keep it real, you arent really gonna say these people you say actually rap, cause they dont. I said good rappers, not any rappers. Again, Monster is the best song Nicki has done, but Ye and Jay still did a better job.

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    Andy Reply:

    @Zack, You don’t make sense at all. Who can denied that Nicki killed Monster? I bet 60-70% of her features are slayed by her. Horrible rapper? I don’t like putting money into this matters but if she sells so good is not possible that she is a horrible rapper. Also, her flow and accents is what makes her so special. You should just say you don’t like her cuz your arguments aren’t logic.

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    A Bad Bitch Reply:

    @Andy, “Also, her flow and accents is what makes her so special” Only her flow makes her special.Her fake british accent doesn’t make her something special.Her british accent makes her some wanna be british woman that acts like a clown.

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    Andy Reply:

    @A Bad Bitch, what about her latest Caribbean accent in Freaks? Or her ratchet accents? Or her soft accent with Barbie? She just uses her British accent for fun, not even Roman or Martha talk that “Britished” in the songs. And how having an accent makes you “some wanna be british woman that acts like a clown”? OK, you just called at least a million people wannabe and clown. Good job.

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  23. @taimiicel

    girl… only minaj can make me get out of bed all ready for the day and shit

    #yikes

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  24. Fa

    All these bitches wear Madonnas leftover wardrobe from the late 80ies!
    Googel Justify My Love cover LMAO

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  25. JESUS IS LORD

    Love your new style Nicki, and i cant wait for your third album.Go Girl.

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  27. BOOM

    This bish is wacko fareal, always acting so fake, oh yeah thats right bcuz everything on this bish body is LMFAOOOO

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  31. ice cold

    People take Nicki minaj way to serious. This interview was pretty funny. Nicki had the interviewers attitude down. She should do a comedy film or something.

    As far as rap. She is one of the best out right now. Somebody mentioned 2 chainz being better than her. Have a seat. His bars are corny. Her flow beats his too, he has one damn flow while hers is more versatile. Come on.You sound like a mad little boy cuz a female can outshine a few fellas. Grow some balls.

    Top mainstream rappers out right now- Kendrick, Kanye, Jay z, Nas, drake, Lupe, Nicki, J. cole, Eminem, and A$AP Rocky

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  32. A Realist

    Why she have to do the white girl voice, doe?

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  33. nicko

    WOW !! LOVED THE INTERVIEW

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