Nicki Minaj's Cover Shoot Style

With platinum albums and hair to match, Nicki Minaj rocks a mohawk and body-con leather.

With platinum albums and hair to match, Nicki Minaj rocks a mohawk and body-con leather. Craving more Nicki? Shop her August cover shoot look, and read her exclusive interview with Marie Claire.
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Stepping out of the driver's seat of her new white Range Rover, Nicki Minaj rolled into her first MC cover shoot wearing a curly blonde wig, polka-dot slippers, and a pink trucker cap with "Nicki" bedazzled across the front. On set, the rapper aimed razor-sharp focus at the camera but mixed a little personal with the professional, pausing to order Mother's Day gifts for some of her crew. After the shoottoting the red leather, spiked Bess jacket she loved so much that she bought it off MC's rackMinaj tweeted to her more than 16 million Barbz: "Best shoot of all time. Best team of all time. XO." —Marisa Carroll

Bodysuit, $1,206, LaQuan Smith; Mohawk, price upon request, New York Vintage; Black-gold ring, price upon request, Repossi; Full-finger silver ring, $413, Bernard Delettrez.

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Dress, $3,190, Just Cavalli; Bracelet, price upon request, Versace; Wide black-diamond ring, price upon request, Vhernier; , price upon request, Bulgari; Thin silver star ring, $2,600, Lynn Ban. On Eyes: MAC Liquid Eye Liner in Boot Black. "What is the 1 most important message U'd like young women to take away from Ur music?" —@aboutthetowne "Don't lose the fun side of you, the part of you that fantasized and had a great imagination, but don't ever get complacent because there's always someone gunning to take your spot. You've got to work like it's your first day on the job every day. That's what I do: Work hard, laugh later. I just don't want people to think that you can get this any other way. You can't get it with a pretty little smile. You have to put the work in, and that goes for anything you want to do."
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Dress $1,160, Bess; Choker price upon request, Versace; Ring $990, Chrome Hearts; Shoes $2,995, Nicholas Kirkwood. "What's one thing that pisses you off instantly?" —@michieeminaj "People who don't own up to their mistakes. They'll make every excuse in the book, as opposed to just saying, 'Damn, yeah, I fucked up.'"
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Dress, $1,160, Bess; Choker, price upon request, Versace; Full-finger ring, price upon request, Loree Rodkin; Stacked ring, $990, Chrome Hearts.

On Hair: Pantene Pro-V normal-Thick Hair Solutions Straighten & Smooth Crème. "Do you work out? If so what's a normal routine, Nic?!!!" —@forevertrendn_ "I don't work out. I hate it. I don't mean to sound super-lazy. I tried it for a time. I lost my boobs. When I feel I need to lose weight, I just change what I eat. I cut carbs and sugar. I'll do water and protein and fruit. But I do think that you should work out. My doctor tells me that, and I get it. Do cardio, Barbz."

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Dress, price upon request, Fausto Puglisi. "What are your tips for seducing your lover?" —@flymuthaphunker "Don't chase any man. Put your school first. Men love independent women. You don't have to be a bitch, but there's nothing wrong with it at times. And: Men are kids at heart. They want to be nourished and pet like a dog."

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In this must-watch video, our August cover star talks candidly behind the scenes about what's on her DVR, nightstand, go-to menu, and more. Tune in!
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