Thursday, 14 March 2013

Nicki Minaj in ELLE April 2013: "Girls Made My Life a Living Hell"

Taking time away from the "American Idol" judging table, Nicki Minaj soaked up the spotlight on the cover of ELLE magazine's April 2013 issue.
The "Super Bass" hitmaker rocked a Tom Ford jacket with American Apparel leggings for the Thomas Whiteside-shot front page while dishing about everything from being bullied as a child to commanding respect from others.
On her dramatic make-under for her ELLE photo shoot:
“When I saw myself with barely any makeup at, it was such a… like, I’m so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it’s hard. I feel that it’s become a part of me. To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol’ crazy lashes- you know, nothing – I felt naked. It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.”
On experiencing bullying in school as a child:
“I went through a lot of bullying early on. Girls made my life a living hell. We had come to America from a different country. My brother and I had accents. It was very tough. So I’ve always put up this wall – it was a self-defense mechanism growing up – because I was almost expecting people to attack me. And I still have it. It’s sad.”
Her advice for women on how to command respect:
“My advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want- and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. You want everyone to know, Okay, I can’t play games with her. I have to do right by this woman. That’s what it’s all about.”
On her plans for world domination:
“My goal in the beginning was to buy my mother a house. Now I realize, Okay, if I really focus and become a key player in business, then I can build an empire. I’m thinking of a legacy that I can be proud of and wealth that my grandchildren can use to go to college. So world domination- in terms of providing for my family – is absolutely my goal.”
For more on Nicki's interview, be sure to visit ELLE and pick it up on newsstands March 18!
Photo Credit: Thomas Whiteside for ELLE

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