As a testament to her ever growing mainstream popularity, Pop music’s favorite rapper Nicki Minaj covers the the special 10th anniversary edition of Complex magazine.
The ‘Super Bass’ singer/rapper looks comedically wacky borrowing Storm‘s frazzled bob from X2 and wearing a black & white themed ensemble. It’s a mix of couture brilliance with elements of an epileptic shock motif. We love it!
Check out excerpts from Minaj’s latest feature and more shots after the jump and sound-off below.
You’re on track to hit all your marks in 2012. Grammy solo set? Check. New album and tour? Check, check. Five million in sales? Possibly. What else?
Nicki: I’m working on my fragrance and my apparel line. They took stuff that I’ve worn, focused on what I like, and then they started doing sketches. They’re pretty amazing. I was like “Oh my God, the kids are going to love this.” It’s not gonna get done overnight, but I know that it’s something they’re going to love.
What’s your off-stage persona?
Nicki: I’m the biggest homebody. But I’ve been like this. Nothing about me has changed since I got fame. I never liked to go to clubs. I never liked to go out. I don’t know where that public craziness came from. I was always like a comedian to my friends and family, but in a lot of ways I’m shy. I think people read my shyness as being mean. They misinterpret it. The first and only person who ever called me out for being shy was Wayne.