For the Spring Fashion issue, Paper magazine selected Nicki Minaj as their cover girl and they also sat down to talk reality TV, her new album and Minaj’s style idols with the eccentric pop star.
Check out some of the highlights from our friends at Paper magazine below:
ON HOW SHE HAS BEEN HANDLING THE WHIRLWIND OF FAME THAT FOUND HER THIS YEAR:
I have been working sooo much. Success came and now that somany eyes are on me, I feel I have to deliver. And it’s a business. No joke. I guess I am stressing more than I should be, and I think I am becoming more guarded.
ON SITTING NEXT TO ANNA WINTOUR DURING FASHION WEEK:
I was screaming out loud inside my head. Me sitting next to the Queen of Vogue! It was such a strange experience. I felt like I was dreaming. And I thought she would be snobby
or something. But she was so incredibly sweet to me.
ON HER STYLE ICONS:
Grace Jones definitely. So amazing. And Cyndi Lauper, I loved her right from when I was a little girl. And Janet Jackson of course. And Boy George. I always loved the way he dressed, and his music too.
ON HER NEW ALBUM:
The album is like a collage of all my emotions. I am not sticking to any particular style. I am doing what I feel without restrictions. So it’s very free and very me.
For the full interview check it out here.