Nicki Minaj Leaves Barbie At Home For ‘V’ Magazine Spread (PHOTOS)

Erika Brooks Adickman | January 12, 2011 10:15 am

After days of waiting, we’ve finally got a look at Nicki Minaj’s full cover spread for V magazine’s “Discovery Issue” — and it’s even even weirder than “Massive Attack”. The Harajuku Barbie sports a fearsome head-to-toe tribal paint job (in photos by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin), contrasted with very Barbz-friendly hot pink lipstick. Is she using the mag’s Spring edition to introduce us to yet another alter ego? Click through to check out the fashion forward rapper—if you look closely you can see she prefers Calvin Kleins.