Another Day, Another Photoshop Scandal (PHOTOS)

And this time it's Nicki Minaj.

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Unless you've been living under a media-free rock, you've heard about all the recent Photoshop controversy. Last week, Lena Dunham's images sparked a decidedly ridiculous body-shaming frenzy. Now, Nicki Minaj is taking to her Instagram to call out ESPN Magazine for retouching her cover with NBA star, Kobe Bryant. She posted this image with the comment, "I love my personal unretouched photos where my forehead doesn't mysteriously grow in length." Burn.

Nicki Minaj and Kobe Bryant

(Image credit: Nicki Minaj)

The next image was of the cover in question, to which she captioned, "When retouching goes wrong." Word to the wise, if you're going to Photoshop a very famous star… make sure it still looks like her afterwards.

Nicki Minaj and Kobe Bryant

(Image credit: Nicki Minaj)

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Hallie has worked in beauty editorial for ten years and has been editorial director at Byrdie since 2021. Previously, she was a senior editor at Byrdie since 2016. During her time at Byrdie, she's written hundreds of high-performing stories on skincare, wellness (including fitness, diet, mental health, body image, et al) makeup, and hair. She's a regular on set, helping to source inspiration for makeup and hair looks, as well as interviewing celebrities, models, and other notable women and men in the beauty space.

Before that, Hallie ran Marie Claire's social media and wrote beauty and culture stories for the site, and helped launch Time Inc.'s digital-only beauty brand, MIMI. After college, she contributed to Time Out New York’s Shopping & Style section before landing her first beauty editor gig at Hearst's Real Beauty. Hallie's writing has also appeared in ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. Hallie graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.