Nicki Minaj is setting off fireworks on the cover of Cosmopolitan. Just in time for summer, the “Feeling Myself” rapper shows off her bikini body in a series of sexy swimsuits for the magazine’s July 2015 issue.
For the cover shot, the busty Barb dons a sparkly cleavage-baring one-piece and a killer smile. Inside, a patriotic Nicki flaunts her curves in a red, white, and blue bikini while saluting in front of the American flag, and lounges in a bathtub in a yellow one-piece with a smiley face.
In the interview, Meek Mill’s main chick opens up about being a boss, her future as a wife and mother, and her sex life. “I demand that I climax. I think women should demand that,” says an assertive Nicki.
The issue hits newsstands June 9. See more photos and read highlights below.
On being open about discussing money: “Women are uncomfortable talking about money. I know it’s taboo to discuss it at work. Technically, you shouldn’t, but you need to know what people around you are making. Otherwise, you’re not going to know what you’re worth. You have to ask questions. ‘What is this person getting?’ Do your research. I’ve always been pretty competitive in terms of my pay.”
On recording The Pinkprint after her breakup with Safaree Samuels: “I didn’t [set out] to write a personal album, but The Pinkprint came at a very crucial time in my life. I realized that people can up and take off at any given moment. As women, we are vulnerable and emotional, and that’s OK. I had to learn quickly that if you don’t have a sense of self, you can be destroyed by a man. You can be destroyed by a relationship. I had to ask myself, ‘Who am I? Is this good enough?’ I had to approve of myself and my skills.”
On being high-maintenance in bed: “I demand that I climax. I think women should demand that. I have a friend who’s never had an orgasm in her life. In her life! That hurts my heart. It’s cuckoo to me. We always have orgasm interventions where we, like, show her how to do stuff. We’ll straddle each other, saying, ‘You gotta get on him like that and do it like this.’ She says she’s a pleaser. I’m a pleaser, but it’s fifty-fifty.”
On where she sees herself in 10 years: “Ten years from now, I will have two children, unless my husband wants three. I will be into my fitness a lot more, I will stop yo-yo dieting, and I’ll be a housewife with careers that I can run from home. I want to be able to cook for my children, bake cookies for them, and watch them grow up. I just want to be Mommy. Take them to school, go to the parent-teacher conference, help them with their homework, and put their work on the refrigerator.”