Nicki Minaj Flaunts Girly Style for Teen Vogue

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is fierce and fabulous on the cover of Teen Vogue. The “High School” rapper, who will perform with Lil Wayne at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on May 19, models some “euphoric, girly, and powerful” looks including a pink tutu in the pages of the June/July issue. Inside the magazine, she dishes about the music industry, her childhood, and dealing with online bullies.

On the music biz: “People treat this business like it’s high school. It can absolutely feel like one big popularity contest, and you know what? I can’t be bothered. I can’t allow myself to play ridiculous games with grown adults in the industry. I can’t be nice to someone just because they’re hot right now. I can’t do it.”

On her rough childhood: “Every time my parents fought, my mother would have us move and I would have to go to a new school, which meant I’d have to face the task of making new friends. I dreaded it. I had butterflies in my stomach each time: Are people going to like or hate me? … Sometimes there’d be a fight, sometimes not. I let people know I wasn’t going to be pushed around.”

On social media: “I used to read the bad things people said about me. Then I asked myself, ‘Why am I reading that when I have millions of people saying great things?’ You cannot give negativity power. I tell teens, if you’re having a problem, there’s nothing wrong with deleting your social media. If people keep taunting you and you keep reading it, it’s poison.”

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

[New York Daily News]

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63 Comments

  1. xo

    Teen Vogue? Thought she would of been gracing the cover of Vogue by now. Since she is the self-proclaimed queen.

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    Kwayzee Reply:

    @xo, you have to start somewhere. she wouldn’t have made it to an album without a mixtape so shut up

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    truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile) Reply:

    @Kwayzee, u stfu hoe,,she looks a lion king horse teeth MESS

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    Truth tella Reply:

    @truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile), Deeeeaaad! :’( drag ha!

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    LmAO! Reply:

    @xo, LMAOOOOOO! Look at Nicki ankles and red shoes! Hilarious! Bad pics indeed.

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    TheQueenThatCould Reply:

    @xo, when will you ever be on any relevant magazine? Never.. So have several seats.

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  2. JustCoastWitHa

    “Ayo Anna .. Imma need the cover baby girl!” Wish it was Regular Vogue, but I STILL live

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  3. Kwayzee

    she looks darker than normal. but oh well still love it :)

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    truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile) Reply:

    @Kwayzee, WAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHALOLOLOL ICKI GOT FIRED FROM AMERICAN IDOL chile!!!! HER STRUGGLE IS REEEAL!! THEY FIRED THE BITCH!! HAHAHAHAHA IM CRY LMAO chile!! They prolly fired her because she looks like a lion with horse teeth lolololol!!! eYAAAAAASSSSSSSS!!! DING DONG THE BITCH IS GONE HONEY!!!(layn in the floor kickn my creamy thighs up laughn honey)#Stands back on legs while ghetto girl rolling neck looking like i wwwISHHHH a bitch would come for me honey!

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    TheQueenThatCould Reply:

    @truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile), It seems like you have a personal problem… with all of those gramatical errors and lack of sentence structure. You may also help yourself to having several seats.

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  4. #teamminaj

    This is such a bad picture of her. Teen vogue is always airbrushing and over editing things.

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  5. SJB

    That’s not a photoshopped waist…

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  6. meko

    oomgaaa vogue has nicki rocking her NATURAL complextion i thought they would make her look more white! lmao

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  7. saskia

    is it just me, or does she look really skinny?

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  8. BEDSTUYFLY

    YOUR RIGHT NICKI, THE MUSIC BUSINESS IS JUST LIKE HIGH SCHOOL. AND WHILE YOU’VE BEEN PROM QUEEN FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS, THE KIDS ARE TALKING… AND GIRL THEY READY FOR SOMEONE NEW TO HOLD THAT CROWN. YOUR ARROGANCE AND SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS GOT THE BEST OF YOU, THE WORK YOU PUT OUT WAS MEDIOCRE AND DESPITE YOUR ‘STARSHIPS’ SALES, YOU NEVER WON THE HONOR ROLE (GRAMMY), BUT AT LEAST YOU WON PERFECT ATTENDANCE (BET). ITS TIME TO GRADUATE, MOVE ON AND GIVE IT UP. YOU WILL SOON BECOME WHAT YOU’VE LABELED LIL’ KIM & MARIAH AS…….. “HAS-BEEN”

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    BeyxNika Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, I Don’t Understand Your Hatred Towards Nicki.Like If You Don’t Like Her,Ignore Her Post.

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    NickiWho? Reply:

    @BeyxNika, Just because an opinion is not what you want to hear, doesn’t mean it’s hate. Nicki is one contradicting confused kid. She has disrespected other women in the industry in her music but yet she claims she can’t allow herself to play ridiculous games. She is the most arrogant, sneaky, self-righteous witch in the industry!

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    Jade Reply:

    @BeyxNika, EWhy is it that when someone goes against your opinion, it’s hating :/SMH. The definition of hating changes everyday because of silly people who think everyone is hating.

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    BeyxNika Reply:

    @Jade,
    No This Bitch Is Always On Nicki’s POst Leaving Negative Comment.

    READING IS FUNDAMENTAL

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    Nicki lyrics Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, girl bye. You on EVERY Nic post with hate. Why you waist your time on somebody you don’t like? You really must not have a life it’s sad.

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  9. Melanie Fiona

    Nicki Garbaj is soooo 2010.

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    BeyxNika Reply:

    @Melanie Fiona,
    i know right the garbaj isult is 2010,bitch bring something new

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  10. Andre

    nicki needs to do a rihanna an jus go full out nude looool

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    Sandra Reply:

    @Andre, If she does that, I’ll lose all respect for her.

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  11. LOL@haters

    She actually looks like a black woman complexion wise but she does look ugly. Bad pic

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    halleb Reply:

    @LOL@haters, Very ugly.

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  12. Kate

    She has only teen fans lol

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    HasBeenSlayer Reply:

    @Kate, and kim has none.

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    Bob Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, what makes you think that @kate is a kim fan? lol

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  13. truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile)

    this bitch is a joke honey!! lolol

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    HasBeenSlayer Reply:

    @truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile), slaying the hell outta @lilkim and every other rap—only rap bitch to grace vogue.

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    shwnlin Reply:

    @HasBeenSlayer, right i fell u on this statues

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    Jay3 Reply:

    @truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile), This is a positive site. You can take all that cursing and rudeness to thatgrapejuice BUH-BYE

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    Nicki lyrics Reply:

    @truth(Nicki is a hoe u bitch and i DRAAAGS her stans chile), your name is a joke funny how you revolve your life around bashing someone.

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  14. KayeV

    photoshop much …

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  15. Princejawsh

    Ew.

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  18. fresca

    She looks horrible Eew

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  19. ,.

    love it.

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  20. bobs

    hideous.

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  21. •◘Z○MG◘•

    YAY NICKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  22. queenbee101

    WTF SHE LOOKING LIKE A MAN FOR

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  23. Realistically

    How old is Nicki again?

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    A Bad Bitch Reply:

    @Realistically, 30.

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  24. Bob

    I love you nicki. But really? why would you let this pictures be used? They look like they were photoshop by amateurs.

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  25. nicko

    LOVE THE PICTURES !! IM SO EXCITED FOR THIS NEW ERA !!!

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  26. Shade Thrown

    Nicki really do favor a horse with that smile! Teen Vogue? How old is Nicki again? Question, with this cover, are they trying to convey that the teen era or teenage females’ fashion sense is one of a clown? This cover is a complete contradiction! Selena Gomez/Taylor Swift/Ariana/Justin Bieber(lol) would’ve been better and popular choices! Oh Nicki how you’ve fallen! Now this what you call a tragedy!

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    Oh Reply:

    @Shade Thrown, Are you retarded? You people need to LEARN PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LEARN SOMETHING FOR ONCE IN YOUR Ghetto BASIC ASS LIFE!!!!!!1 Teen Vogue isn’t JUST for Teens, it’s magazine it targeted TOWARDS teen consumers . And Nicki has already did a photoshoot with Vogue, it wasn’t a cover but it was good enough. Your fave probably can’t even get on Black Hair Magazine

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  27. channel_PINK

    Nothing wrong with covering a magazine for the kids. Also, the beautiful message she said about social media. She did an interview in April talking about how disgusted it was to see a video of 2 girls fighting and how one girl weave was being pulled out. Nowadays we see fight videos more than graduation videos. A LOT of people on this site are acting like teens too. It’s not cute.

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    okay! Reply:

    @channel_PINK, Yes! Amen

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  29. bibi93

    Beautiful nicki

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  30. os

    love her.

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  31. Nicki lyrics

    Ayo Anna, Ayo Anna Wintor, Imma need that cover baby girl. IT’S PINK FRIDAY! Ya dig

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  32. HOVorJefe

    NICKI MINAJ IS SO BEAUTIFUL, WISH IT WAS REGULAR VOGUE, BUT GOTTA START SOMEWHERE.

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  33. Oh

    I don’t like the cover much, her teeth look so huge they cover her bottom teeth, and her nose looks ugly . Her makeup looks dry and uneven as well.

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  34. Wow

    I don’t like Nikki but I must say she looks great

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  35. Vicki

    I wouldn’t have picked that particular pic for the cover but Im still getting it cuz Nicki’s on it duh!! Lol

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  36. QueenBeyonce

    why do her head look so damn big and for her fans this is what her real skin color nicki beach her skin but nicki was way darker than this before she got fame

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  37. Jonathan

    Once again, I’m so ashamed Team Minaj didn’t set the record straight for these pressed haters, she already covered Vogue last year, when she was blue. Like WTF.

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  38. georgia23

    That last pic tho>>> They should’ve made a way for that to be the cover, because the cover pic… ehh.

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  39. shwnlin

    that funnny she can post for teen mazgines but cant give out shots to cleveland

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