Nicki Minaj Strips Down For ‘Billboard’ Cover

Nicki Minaj X Billboard Magazine

Photo Credit: David Needleman/Billboard Magazine

Fresh from sending folks into a frenzy when she posted a huge ring on Instagram last night, Nicki Minaj has big news and it’s not an engagement. Minaj, the most heralded female emcee in the game right, has landed yet another cover for Billboard Magazine.

Right in time before the year’s end, the glossy rounded up it’s annual “The No. 1s” issue, which covers the artists that stole the top of the charts and the hearts of many this year. However, among the likes of Adele and Taylor Swift, Minaj was crown her majesty and snagged the spotlight as the lone cover gal.

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On the cover, Nicki is seen posing nude, arms covering one of her lesser controversial body parts. But aside from her highly-recognizable tattoo, Nicki’s hair is familiar, too. Not too long along, she wore this exact same hairstyle: a darkly-rooted, blonde bob complete with a blunt cut and a middle part. For us, this is a favorite among the many styles she’s rocked before — some loud, some crazy, some subtle. But, this warm gradient of blonde highlights and low lights brings warmth to the Head Barb In Charge’s slick demeanor. And as far as makeup goes, Nicki kept things simple and classy, with precise winged liner, manicured brows, and a set of strip lashes.

If you aren’t a Nicki fan purely for her music, then the style transformation she’s made this year from head-to-toe will surely have you rooting for this woman.

Ladies, what are your thoughts? Are you feeling Nicki’s blonde bob?