Four years after gracing The FADER, Nicki Minaj returns to cover the magazine’s Fall Fashion Issue. The “Anaconda” rapper scales back her look, rocking black hair and a red Gaultier dress in the photos shot by João Canziani.
In the interview, she opens up about the hardships of being in the public eye, being a role model to young black women, and The Pink Print.
Her third album is set to feature Dr. Luke, Ester Dean, Boi-1da, and Detail, and she’d like to get Rihanna and Drake on board.
She also addressed her controversial speech at the BET Awards (“When you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it”), which some took as a diss to fellow nominee Iggy Azalea. But Nicki explains that her intention was to empower women to write their own lyrics.
Plus, find out why she will never feel equal to Lil Wayne and the story behind her health scare.