We’ve been down for Nicki Minaj’s natural hair movement (remember we wrote her that semi open letter?) and so are magazines. “Less is more” is the motto the once ostentatious beat face and wig connoisseur has taken up.
In her latest cover for The Fader Magazine, the YMCMB first lady avoids reverting to her crazy color wigs and unpredictable outfits. Instead she opts to add volume her long tresses out and give them their first Glossy front. Wearing less-than memorable attire her hair continues to steal the show and as she explains her infamous no shade but really shade speech.
“My point of saying what I said was that women need to have a perspective. If we’re out here saying that we’re so confident, and we’re so this and so that, but we don’t even trust ourselves to write down our own thoughts and spit it on a beat? It just doesn’t add up.”
She continued to touch on her impending album, The Pink Print, her thoughts on herself in hip hop (“My credibility as an MC—I never thought I would have to explain that”) and her blueprint to future success. “It’s important that corporate America can see a young black woman being able to sell things outside of music.
However as informative as her words are, it’s her stunning pictures that keep our eyes glued on her and not her words. Her article is accompanied with a five-page spread featuring her teased tresses down her back staying out of her beat-less face.
And her thoughts on her toned down look? “Looking back now, I love that I was pushed to reinvent myself,” she says, “because when I sit back and I really look, I need hip-hop, and hip-hop needs me.”
Flip the page to see the rest of her spread.