Nicki Minaj Is Back To Playing Dress Up, Poses For 'Teen Vogue'

Nicki Minaj Is Back To Playing Dress Up, Poses For ‘Teen Vogue’



Just when we thought she was turning back into a human **in AT&T little girl voice** Nicki Minaj has decided to dress like a Barbie again– but just for the cover look. The “American Idol” judge was photographed by Sebastian Kim for Teen Vogue’s June/July issue and talks about her experience growing up in Jamaica Queens.

From constantly moving with her mother as a child to being teased for having confidence, the interview actually explains a lot about the fearless attitude she has today. Often criticized for that exact attitude, the interviewer seemed pleasantly surprised by Nicki in person.


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On the process of making music: “Once I hear music that moves me, it [the songs] sort of like write themselves. I just can feel it and in five minutes, I have a story to tell.”

On her personal style: “My personal style is euphoric, girlie and powerful.”

On her early school days: “I encountered jealous girls a lot—it wasn’t like I had nice clothes, so they couldn’t be envious of that, but they were like, ‘You shouldn’t be that confident.’ Sometimes, if I felt like there was a physical threat, I would call my older brother and say, ‘Can you meet me after school because I don’t know what might happen?'”

Make sure to pick up the issue on newsstands May 21 and watch her and Lil Wayne perform at the Billboard Music Awards this weekend.

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