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.