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 shoot—toting the red leather, spiked Bess jacket she loved so much that she bought it off MC's rack—Minaj 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.
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."
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."