Nicki Minaj goes blue for Steven Klein in a new picture that appeared in this month’s Vogue.
There’s no real reason for why she’s Smurf-blue, but hey, it’s Nicki – she doesn’t need to explain herself, right?
She tells Vogue that when she was in high school in Queens, she wasn’t into fashion until a chance encounter:
“I was dressing in Tommy Hilfiger baggy shirts and Boss jeans, but then I met a person who dressed like a tiny lady—pantsuits, heels, lots of makeup. I thought she was larger than life. She once did my makeup—I had never seen myself made up before. I didn’t want to wash it off; I felt like I had one day to live this fantasy of being a glamour girl.”
On her style, Minaj claims “If I can combine designer things with other things, I’m a happy camper.” Not so with accessories. At one time she was spending $50,000 a month on “Giuseppe, Versace, YSL, and Fendi shoes. And I bought tons of Vuitton bags. When you’re a young girl from Queens, you’re going to stock up on those bags.”
Minaj is adamant that her legacy will not be one of a free-spending, know-nothing celebrity. She’s planning “an enormous foundation to nurture girls. The Nicki Minaj girl is a fun, artsy girl who can become a fierce force to be reckoned with on Wall Street! They hang on my every word, so I tell them, go to school, be ambitious. The worst position is to be financially dependent on the man.” And what of that alternate Nicki, serving her lord and master a martini by the pool? The fuchsia waves shake furiously. “I could never be that girl!”
So how did you feel about Nicki Minaj’s over-the-top Grammys performance on Sunday? Want to see more? Say……2 hours more? According to the rapper, her Grammys performance is all part of her bigger plan. She’s writing a movie.
“I don’t know what is the big issue?” she asked.
The 29-year-old singer said her five-minute performance on Sunday of her songs “Roman’s Revenge” and “Roman Holiday,” was just a part of a movie she’s writing.
“You know how people write plays and movies? That’s what I did. I wrote that and I gave the world a tiny little preview of what was to come. And so I have to perform it on the set in which it would be in the movie, right?” she said.
Minaj made the revelations Wednesday at an event for Viva Glam MAC cosmetics. She’s an ambassador for the brand alongside Ricky Martin. Proceeds from their products go to benefit HIV/AIDS programs worldwide.
Minaj, who is known for her outrageous style, walked the Grammy red carpet in an oversized red robe with a man dressed as a pope at her side. She said her performance, which featured a film clip, was partly inspired by the 1973 movie “The Exorcist.”
Her sophomore album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” will be released on April 3 and features Minaj rapping as her male alter ego, Roman. It’s the follow-up to her platinum debut, “Pink Friday,” which was nominated for three Grammys, though she walked away with zero trophies.
I hated her performance on Sunday. I have NO desire to buy her new album, which is really unfortunate because I loved her last one.
Nicki Minaj is promoting her partnership with the MAC Viva Glam campaign this week. The singer sat down for an interview with with Ricky Martin on Good Morning America yesterday – wearing the bright and bold color block dress below. And last night she attended the Viva Glam party in the bright blue and pink ensemble above.
Ricky and Nicki are the latest celebs to promote the campaign, which helps in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
In case you didn’t know…the 2012 Grammy Awards ceremony was held last night at the Staples Center in L.A. Anyone nominated in a category with Adele should’ve just threw on their pj’s and watched from home. Adele took home SIX grammy’s – winning every category she was nominated in!! Did you watch? What’d you think?
2012 Grammy Winner’s List:
Album Of The Year: 21— Adele – WINNER
Wasting Light— Foo Fighters
Born This Way— Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans — Bruno Mars
Loud — Rihanna
Record Of The Year: “Rolling In The Deep” — Adele – WINNER
“Holocene” — Bon Iver
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“The Cave” — Mumford & Sons
“Firework” — Katy Perry
Best New Artist:
The Band Perry Bon Iver – WINNER
Song Of The Year:
“All Of The Lights” — Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
“The Cave” — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
“Grenade” — Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Holocene” — Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver) “Rolling In The Deep” — Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele) – WINNER
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Someone Like You” — Adele WINNER
“Yoü And I” — Lady Gaga
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“Firework” — Katy Perry
“F***in’ Perfect” — Pink