Nicki Minaj Does The Most On The (Very Explicit) Cover Of ‘Paper Magazine’

Fergie & Nicki's 'You Already Know' Video
Fergie and Nicki Minaj serve looks in their sleek and sexy 'You Already Know' video.

Nicki Minaj (x three) lands on the cover of Paper magazine’s annual Break The Internet issue and it’s a lot to process. Multiple incarnations of the rapper are photoshopped together in various states of undress. One sits on a chair wearing only pasties and thigh-high boots, while another pink-haired clone grabs her breast. The third? When she is on her knees performing a sex act. The response on social media has been very mixed, but it’s guaranteed to get the hitmaker some headlines while she completes album four.

Speaking of which, Nicki recently gave an update in an interview with the New York Times. “Sonically, I know what the album’s about to sound like,” she reveals. “I know what this album is gonna mean to my fans. This album is everything in my life coming full circle and me being truly, genuinely happy. It feels almost like a celebration.” The 34-year-old described it as a return to her mixtape sounds. “This is definitely the most inspired and free and excited I’ve been since I started releasing albums through a label,” the “No Frauds” rapper says.

“When you’re doing your own little thing, you feel like, I can be myself, I can be crazy. When you start working with a record company, you start thinking you need a bigger sound,” Nicki continues. “I wanted to get back to the place where I wasn’t second-guessing things so much. Sometimes simple is O.K.” See her full Paper cover below.

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