Hot Shot: Nicki Minaj ‘Crushes The Competition’ In Ebony Magazine

Published: Wednesday 24th Nov 2010 by Trent

Nicki Minaj is featured in the December/January issue of Ebony magazine (in stores now). The rapper released her debut album, ‘Pink Friday’, this week. Look below for a behind the scenes look of her photoshoot overseen by Derek Blanks:

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  1. BENJAMIN November 24, 2010

    What competition? That’s the reason why she is where she is because she’s the only one, it’s been laid out for her.

  2. jay griff November 24, 2010

    Nicki is the best. Follo me twitter.com/jay_lovesnicki

  3. royalkev November 24, 2010

    Nicki looks hot! LOL @ crushing the competition. Love the concept!

  4. Bacqui November 24, 2010

    Trinidad & Tobago’s finest!.. Looking good Nicky!..*Waits for Lil Kim to say her zero cent*

  5. Erin Chenault November 24, 2010

    @benjamin let that hate go. diamond, rasheeda and some other flops have put on singles in the past 2months and she crushed them

    sizzle on b****! <3 nicki

    OnoEDidnt-twitter

  6. yawnnnnn November 24, 2010

    But at the end of the day….. she delivered a WACK album that didnt meet expectations. She’s not crushing anyone. She probably had br far the worst female solo rap album i can think of. Lets be real ya and call it how it is.

  7. drfenty November 24, 2010

    there hasn’t been another female rapper making THIS many moves since MISSY.

    and i dont even like icky maraj

  8. Little Kimberly DAMNIT November 24, 2010

    She wonder why the other females get catty. Who has she crushed? What has she done that ain’t been done? She’s the only rap girl out RIGHT NOW and she should appreciate her lil buzz instead of tryin to be lil Wayne and thinkin she the best cause everything can change in 1 day. I was rooting for her paid my $10th but pink Friday is such a disappointment. Also, this girl needs a stylist cause these bangs are so Damn tired!

  9. Anita November 24, 2010

    @Benjamin I just realised that. There is know other female rapper around thats why shes so successful. The ones that are actually out right now are too ghetto so I doubt that they will ever crossover. All this hype has seriously gotten to her head – but congrats to her though; they was a gap in the market and she filled it.

  10. JEREMYDANTE November 24, 2010

    love nicki & i love this concept.
    good s*** to derek blanks, major for him to now be shooting for ebony.

  11. na na November 24, 2010

    WANDER what’s the numbers on PINK FRIDAY? What are the PROJECTED sales?

  12. J November 24, 2010

    Pink Friday is predicted to sell 400,000 in its first week. Don’t even wanna begin to defend Nicki about “haters” and “givin props” and s***, you know what this comment section is like…

  13. NAS ( B Rockah Stan 4eva) November 24, 2010

    I love Vannessa Willie.lol!

  14. FUTURESTARdelux November 24, 2010

    Agree where is the actual competition?! and i don’t mean hoodrats i mean big females like Kim, Eve, Missy etc since she’s always claiming to have crushed everybody i’m just wondering where the albums are from them that she claims to have crushed?

    LOL at people thinking she’ll do 400k first week, she doesn’t even have a solo top 10 BB hit and her album has been getting bad reviews and her performances are boring, she might do reasonably well 1st week but she won’t be sticking around the chart much longer LOL

  15. Jaye November 24, 2010

    It’s really cool how they put this together. And of course Nicki was the perfect person for this shoot.

  16. MIRO(; November 24, 2010

    she really is predicted to sale around the 400,000 mark the same as kanye.
    and she proves, also kanye, that you dont need #1 to have good sales. Just like rihanna. How many #1 and her album sold how much? nicki has no #1 and doubled rih’s sales the same for katy perry.
    who haiting now?

  17. HAHA SLOW DOWN November 24, 2010

    here we going Nicki with the subliminal disses AGAIN…did she have to pick the Brooklyn bridge?…out of the 16 bridges in NYC you choose the Brooklyn bridge…home of Lil Kim…Nicki is such a loser…

  18. HAHA SLOW DOWN November 24, 2010

    ok she sells 400,000 copies…but what does that matter? She sold more than Biggie first week, does that mean she’s better?

    She sold more than 2Pac does that mean she’s better?

    You fools consider anything that sells legendary. So I guess Susan Boyle > Nicki Minaj?

    Come on now…lets she if she will be around Jan 2011…I doubt it!

  19. spunkypoop November 24, 2010

    they starting trouble!!!! Doesn’t that bridge belong to Lil KIM! the one and only QUEEN BEE! Brooklyn what! what! ugh!

  20. THEiVY November 24, 2010

    it was a nice photo shoot, but where is hype there must be conviction. im sorry im not convinced she is a real artist.

  21. Traci Summers November 24, 2010

    how old is nicki? shes basing every career move of spiting lil kim. shes so immature and haters STAYYY TALKINN ABOUT LIL KIM CUZ YALL KNOW SHE SHITS ON NICKI.. DEAL WITH IT NO1 ABOVE THE AGE OF 18 LIKES NICKI MINAJ WE RIDE FOR REAL MUSIC AND REAL HIP HOP NICKI MINAJ AINT IT SHES “SICKI GABAJ”

  22. GangsterA November 24, 2010

    nicki looks hawt i love the concept i don’t care if it a diss to kim or not that h** deserve everything ruin that carear gurl

  23. RIhanna_Platinum_Princess November 24, 2010

    Yeah 400k the first week when her label is buying her album

    “BIRDMAN5STAR
    I’m home in neworleans just bought 100 pink friday osk withus ymcmb”

    this is pathetic.

  24. OKAY November 24, 2010

    Is the Brooklyn Bridge Nicki is “crushing” suppose to symbolize Lil Kim?? Chile…. Nicki your album was average at it’s best.

  25. ON 2 THE NEXT 1 November 24, 2010

    The Brooklyn Bridge though.Lil Kim gon have a heart attack.

  26. TEAMLILKIM November 25, 2010

    FIRST OF ALL IM GETTING SO SICK AND TIRED OF ALL OF U STUPID ASS NICKI MINAJ FANS AND U NICKI MINAJ SUPPORTERS ACTING LIKE THIS B**** CANT DO NO MUTHA F****** WRONG, FIRST STEP HOW IN THE F*** U GONNA BELIVE FOXY BROWN TOLD NICKI MINAJ LIL KIM DONT LIKE HER, KIM LIVES IN JERSEY IN HER 2.5 MILLION DOLLAR HOME, GOOGLE IT B****! AND FOXY LIVES IN THE HOOD IN NY CITY. LIL KIM HAS NOT F***** WITH FOXY BROWN SINCE 97 AND NICKI MINAJ IS GONNA BELEVE ANYTHING THAT COMES OUT OF HER MOUTH, I THINK FOXY BROWN NEVER SAID IT AND NICKI MINAJ IS A FAKE LYING B**** AND YALL CANT SEE HER FOR WHAT SHE REALLY IS AND NOW FOXY BROWN HAS CALLED NICKI MINAJ OUT ON IT BECAUSE SHE NEVER SAID IT, NICKI MINAJ IS TRYING TO SELL ALBUMS RIGHT NOW SHES DESPERATE, AND REAL RECOGNIZE REAL GO TO FOR ALL REAL NEWS ABOUT http://WWW.TEAMLILKIM.COM THANKS ARE TWITTER IS —- > http://twitter.com/TeamLilkim
    ……….

  27. whyunot November 25, 2010

    When will some balck folks gain and ounce of intelligence and read a history book. go start with the jim crowe laws and it’s purpose. the greatest death blow to blacks was putting a stumbling blocks in there economics and education. THE REASON WHY NICKI IS THE BEST! trina, kim, foxy stayed in one lane rap about penis period, ghetto, one dimensional thinkers. listen to kim interviews only about beef, bedroom, and threats (distracted black people on b*******). Nicki researched the game like madonna (mondonna new she couldn’t sing) but she used negative, pushing the envelope, never slept with nor dealt with someone that didn’t contribute to he getting what she wanted, fired her own brother for charged a few dollars too much (which means she payed attention to her finance from day one) by making deals like michael jackson. Whitney Houston crossed over from day one, maid deals like michael jackson, and even on crack she aint have to sing bc her money ran long and was well invested, even sprung on Bobby Brown on crack and made sure Bobby didn’t get a dime in divorce and she will tell you that ref oprah interview and when she said she would never spend that much money on drugs to a dealer! Nicky young and has quickly put her money first, got with right people, marketed herself through internet and minaj tv broadcast interviewing herself and others, sent out names in her songs to run her own advertisement rather than hooking up with a dude to do it, use interviews to her advantage all the time learning and applying to say who she wants to work with, didn’t rush to buy houses like drake doesn’t where chains and say he don’t need a tatoo and where jeans and tshirt and highschool jacket to perform. They are two smart people. Nicki capitlizes on timing, tailors her music to the right audience, and is in control of every interview and how the interviewer deals with her. notice they no to stay away from crazy questions until she desides she wants to speak and she says it in her album. she trains people on how to deal with her and puts her money and business first! not one dude has came out and said they slept with her, not one nude pic depite the lies, not one girl to say she took them home. She still manages to keep her personal life private you don’t know where she live, what her mom looks like, you only know what she wants you to know aka as her song she that means you can’t breath until she say so. She new to crossover immediately bc her time is short and black folk aint loyal! she didn’t give you the rap you wanted and took the risk but will give it to you the next time maybe 2nd album. The girl used s** to get your attention, voices to advertise acting and strategicly take you to another place, took out the s** and gave you pop and increased her fame and fan base to white, now makeup, using clothes and name brands to advertise from day one to become there spokesperson and she will. In a short time too. her mind on economics allowed her to make more money off of mixtapes and features than anyfemale before her and allows her to be the most versatile female ever. Now by far no one matches Lauryn Hill but she does compare not bc she sound good as Lauryn bc she don’t. but because she used those talents to open many diverse doors at a similar speed. the difference is it took Lauryn a minute to know how good she was sorta after she walked off. Nicki learned how to use her many skills before she came in the game and quickly applied them without being distracted by dudes. Lauryn got distracted by Wycleff and personal relationships and not paying attention to economics and business that’s why she got hurt. So Now you know why Nicki the best and why Kanye compared her to Lauryn Hill. No one said she sound as good they just said she was as talented and smart savy chick!

  28. DMAC143 November 26, 2010

    I love this concept…great work 😀

  29. Joce November 29, 2010

    All u people that are basically hatin on Nicki are being very ignorant. Put it this way lil kim was out and about but lil kim also stole lyrics got sued by it and to me thats kind of pathetic how the best old rapper did something like that. Ya can all google that! Now lil kim is sad nd lonely and lets not get started with her number one worst face surgerys she has gotten…but she was great back in year one but we in 2010 nicki got this on smash..she effin awesome and so unique in her own way. Lets not get started how xlassy my girl is. Nicki a million of a mix tape who the beats that…no one…Young money b******!

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