Nicki Minaj Covers Vibe Febuary Issue & Sneak Preview: Allure Next Cover
Nicki Minaj The girl not only wears an orange wig in one shot, she takes her always-electric style to the next level. Let’s just say that when she saw the racks of clothes at the shoot, she steered clear of anything black.
We love the many faces of Nicki Minaj—who happens to be this month’s Allure’s Face. So we asked the pink-lipped, oft-wigged rapper all about beauty (and more, but for that you need to buy the magazine—or download it on your iPad).
How many wigs do you have? A hundred? Right before I walk out the door, I grab one. Today, I wore a beige jacket and brown boots and I wanted to keep the whole earth-tone color scheme, so I did blonde. But it all depends on my mood. I just like to feel euphoric and free—so I’m going for more of the pink and the crazy, weird stuff now.
Do your alter egos have their own styles? They definitely do. Martha’s an older lady in her 60s or 50s. The nerdy look I did in my Saturday Night Live sketch wasDexter. I haven’t unveiled Roman yet. I can’t wait to show everyone what he looks like! I think that my more flamboyant stuff is definitely not Nicki—it’s basically Roman in drag.
Do you have any beauty icons? I love Cyndi Lauper’s style. I remember watching her as a kid and thinking, I don’t know who this is, but I want to hang out with her. Her style looked like a piece of art to me.
What beauty products are in your purse? My M.A.C. lipstick [Pink for Friday]; an amazing Chanel lip balm, some sponges to constantly blot my face, and a full bottle of Chloé. I’m really obsessed with it. It’s my airport duty-free purchase whenever I’m flying.
For VIBE’s February/March issue, Roman goes insane with our Senior Editor Clover Hope (@Clovito) about where her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded fits into the pop and hip-hop landscapes, her plans on taking over the fashion world, the evolution of her Young Money label mate Drake and the new crop of rap chicks.