Nicki Minaj Goes Classical In ‘W’ Magazine (PHOTOS)

Becky Bain | October 14, 2011 10:13 am

We always knew Nicki Minaj was a real-life cartoon, but artist Francesco Vezzoli has turned her into a piece of classical art in the “Super Bass” rapper’s latest photo shoot for W magazine. Nicki, styled by Edward Enninful, was transformed into “an 18th-century courtesan” — specifically, Marquise de ­Montespan, Comtesse du Barry, Madame de Pompadour, and ­Madame Rimsky-­Korsakov.  “My idea was to reproduce four iconic portraits of some of the most fascinating females of the past in a series starring an American pop-culture role model,” says Vezzoli. We’d happily hang any of these on our wall, how about you?