Hot Shot: Nicki Minaj Covers W Magazine

Published: Friday 14th Oct 2011 by David

All hail the Queen!

Check out this snap of Nicki Minaj rocking the cover W Magazine, sporting what can only be described as a  ‘royal’ look shot by Francesco Vezzoli.

More shots from the shoot and why the artist  described the Rapper as one of the history’s ‘most powerful women’ below…

The famed artist explained:

I wanted to play with the public image of a female hip-hop star.

In her performances, Minaj makes very explicit and challenging use of her beauty and her body, so I thought of comparing her to some of the most famous courtesans in history: the Marquise de Montespan, Comtesse du Barry, Madame de Pompadour, and Madame Rimsky- Korsakov.

During my entire career, I have always been fascinated by powerful women in history.

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  1. DOB October 14, 2011

    “During my entire career, I have always been fascinated by powerful women in history.”

    I love Nicki, but this quote is strange to me. Your “entire” career? “Always?” You’re just getting started, boo!

  2. RDK October 14, 2011

    DOB,she just started in mainstream but nicki was underground for years doing her thing,seems you only knows mainstream nicki.

  3. MISHKA October 14, 2011

    I’m telling you,

    Mainstream audience (you know who I’m referring to) see something in Onika that WE brothers & sisters don’t see AT ALL !

    Oh well, whatever rocks your boat, “lady”.

  4. Those That Cannot Do, Stan October 14, 2011

    I believe it was the photographer not Nicki who said the entire career comment, it wouldn’t make sense any other way.

    Anyway Go Nicki!

    I know she’s just warming up for Vogue.

    The shoot sounds like it’ll be very interesting.

  5. >U Mad. October 14, 2011

    i loves this pic,i think i,ll make a stanley move and hang this portrait on my wall,man nicki really knows how to switch it up like a Camilion,she is so versatile,keep doing your thing nicki.

  6. Those That Cannot Do, Stan October 14, 2011

    Yeah the entire career comment was indeed the artist, not Nicki.

  7. >U Mad. October 14, 2011

    MISHKA because we have this crab in a bucket mentality that must of us cant control,and that,s a fact,some of us don’t like to see our black sistas and brathas do good.

  8. Imgunnacheckuboo October 14, 2011

    She is a terrible model. I saw the whole shoot and her eyes stayed bugging out her head. smh

  9. rihluv October 14, 2011

    her “entire career” she has always been fascinated by Lil kim…dont front b****..i like nicki but dont ..just dont

  10. KAT DELUNA FAN October 14, 2011

    l am impatient about the VOGUE COVER 🙄

    Do you Nicki,cant stand her fake us but l respect her hustle.Cant wait to see her dissapear tho 😕

  11. Those That Cannot Do, Stan October 14, 2011

    …so folks are really going to be that confused about this quote?

    Francessca said the quote not Nicki.

    It’s not even that hard to follow.

  12. Love on top October 14, 2011

    This kim s*** should stop Nicki is way better than her and that’s it I don’t care if your dad f***** you 2 hardcore get over it

  13. Nicki STAN October 14, 2011

    The quotes are what the author said everyone #SitYoAssDown

  14. RDK October 14, 2011

    Those That Cannot Do, Stan….they know who made that quot,they are just flinging anything on the wall in the hopes of it sticking to knock nicki,they just loves to act the fool when it comes to nicki minaj.

  15. Greg October 14, 2011


  16. Tina October 14, 2011

    She looks like a damn fool.

  17. maria October 14, 2011

    Drag Queen.

  18. RDK October 14, 2011

    Greg how in gods hearth did you mange to stand up right,and it,s not you alone it,s a long line.

  19. Malibu Barbie October 14, 2011

    Yes nicki we all know you are VERY fascinated by Lil’ Kim among others.. just come out and say it already !

  20. >U Mad. October 14, 2011

    Malibu Barbie you are never far away do you,you are always hearing things in your little fantasy land,nicki didn’t say such things over here in the real world ok.

  21. Those That Cannot Do, Stan October 14, 2011


    Oh I know it. Either that or folks are really simple, lol.

    Just waiting for Nicki’s ‘biggest fans’ to show up, lol, you know they’ll be here shortly. Surprised they didn’t post first.


  22. I’ma have to send her back to her maker October 14, 2011

    I loved this photoshoot she did for W. This is my fav by her in a long time. Beautiful nicki.

  23. MaZ October 14, 2011

    art, fashion and ILLUMINATI issue.

  24. RDK October 14, 2011

    MaZ get off here you ignorant,it,s people like you that makes others look at black as some dumb fu-cks.

  25. MaZ October 14, 2011

    @ RDK

    You can kiss my ass b**** !

  26. lifee October 14, 2011


  27. nice_gurl October 14, 2011

    I like this shot. I didn’t really like the photo shoots that she was doing a couple of months ago, but her recent ones have been really good.

  28. PrettyBoiTy88 November 2, 2011

    WTF Is Wrong With These Hater’s?? Are Your Pockets Lonely??? Last Time I Checked, Nicki Was Busy Gettin Money And Sellin Out Shows… No Matter How Much U Hate And Discredit Her, SHE WINS!!!! Resistance Is Useless…. hang it up #flatscreen

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