Nicki Minaj is gracing the cover for Elle Magazine’s July edition and there has been a lot of uproar about one of the photos and the content of the interview.

After a break of nearly 4 years, Nicki Minaj is back with a new album, starting with the single – Chun-Li, like the popular Street Fighter character. The album called Queen has already been tagged, Nicki’s best work yet. Nicki herself thinks it’s going to be the best album of the year.

Nicki is single for the first time in 20 years and is having the best time, because according to her

“I went through a moment where I got to know myself again, and then I went through a moment where I got to know myself as the rapper again. And then I locked [myself] in the studio. I didn’t want to leave. Spiritually, I’ve experienced more growth in the last six months of my life, of my career, than I have in the last eight years.”

However, it is one of the Images from the shoot that really has people talking.

In the controversial image, the hair stylist is holding Minaj’s hair, while she is all done up.


Some people do not see anything wrong with this image but have an issue with the part of her interview where she says it’s okay to keep your legs closed. She continues by saying “Maybe I was naïve, but I didn’t realize how many girls were modern-day prostitutes. Whether you’re a stripper, or whether you’re an Instagram girl—these girls are so beautiful and they have so much to offer. But I started finding out that you give them a couple thousand dollars, and you can have sex with them. I was like, Yikes. It’s just sad that they don’t know their worth. It makes me sad as a woman. And it makes me sad that maybe I’ve contributed to that in some way.”


What do you think of Minaj’s interview and photo? Are people getting outraged for nothing?

See more photos from the shoot below:

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Interview by Devin Gordon, styled by Katie Mossman and photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. || Hair by Kim Kimble at SixK.LA; makeup by Tom Pecheux at Calliste; manicure by Chloé Desmarchelier at Atomo Management; produced by Céline Guillerm at Octopix

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