in which’s not bad to be Nicki Minaj.
The 35-year-old “Barbie Tingz” rapper slays on the cover ofVogue Arabia‘s second September issue, donning an array of elegant dark ensembles for the stunning black-as well as also-white photo sesh.
In one glamorous shot, revealed on Thursday, Minaj rocks a velvet long sleeve gown by Christian Siriano in which features a thigh-high slit as well as also dramatic tulle sleeves. The second cover sees a close up of the GRAMMY-nominated artist wearing an oversized Marc Jacobs suit jacket with shoulder pads as well as also her long dark tresses are covered by a wide-brimmed hat.
The cover story was shot in brand new York by an all-female team, just days before the Met Gala.
With the recent Discharge of her album Queen, Minaj will be feeling on top of the globe. The rap star, however, revealed in which she’s had her fair share of criticisms in which she’s endured over the course of her career.
“I think anybody who says they don’t care about horrible things being said about them or lies being spread about them are not being truthful,” says Minaj from the accompanying story. “I’m a human being as well as also of course in which bothers me when I read lies or horrendous things about myself… I took time to create something for my fans in which I knew was going to be perfection.”
yet the platinum-selling rapper always believed in herself, always working hard to get where she’s at.
“from the restaurant where I was a waitress, I would certainly go to someone’s table to take the orders as well as also before I got their bread,” she recalls. “I’d write raps on my order notepad about what they said or what they were wearing… I always thought, ‘I’m going to get the hell out of This particular joint, stop waitressing, as well as also become a big superstar.’” as well as also so she did.
Up next for Minaj will be taking the stage at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. See more of the Queen from the video below.