Tag: the discovery issue

editorialesque » nicki minaj for v by inez + vinoodh

while some readers had complained about nicki being more subdued on the cover of V, for the publication’s discovery issue, it seems as though they allow nicki to transform in releasing a double cover. seen in prints, facepaint along with signature pink lipstick, minaj shines in what she describes as her most bad ass photoshoot yet. while her album continues to remain in the top 10 on both the billboard album chart as well as the R&B rap chart, the cover & wild editorial spread allow more of the public to ask themselves- “who is nicki minaj?”. a stunning performance by nicki seen here & im thrilled to see her becoming even more of a household name, even beyond the world of hip-hop. as an artist, nicki’s style has evolved greatly & though not completely expected, her style remains laced with some of the finest in high end footwear, womenswear & yes, multi-colored wigs.

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nicki minaj for v: the discovery issue

shot by inez + vinoodh, nicki minaj lands the cover of V magazine’s discovery issue in what appears to be a commercial crossover. as a rapper & singer, minaj has earned her spot in hip-hop & has even been praised by industry icons jay-z, lil wayne & kanye west. after murdering the rap mixtape scene with her mixtapes ‘sucka free’, ‘playtime is over’ & the acclaimed ‘beam me up scotty’; minaj quickly gained notoriety & a throng of hardcore followers in the process. after releasing her first studio album, ‘pink friday’, the album was certified platinum after only five weeks on the shelf. in addition,  the release of her limited edition pink friday lipstick, an exclusive with MAC cosmetics intended to help promote her album while raising money for breast cancer; nicki has made an indelibly large mark on hip-hop & has her sights set on launching a full force massive attack as music’s next big act. through lyrical slay & image dominance, nicki is one of the biggest talents that hip-hop has ever seen in history. this cover is a defining moment for nicki. as the cover reads, this is the birth of a star.

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