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American Idol judge Nicki Minaj donned a tutu like for the June/July cover of Teen Vogue, but inside the magazine she opens up about everything from her rough childhood, to surviving in the music business.

Nicki Minaj On The Music Business:

“People treat this business like it’s high school. It can absolutely feel like one big popularity contest, and you know what? I can’t be bothered. I can’t allow myself to play ridiculous games with grown adults in the industry. I can’t be nice to someone just because they’re hot right now. I can’t do it.”

Nicki Minaj On Her Rough Childhood:

“Every time my parents fought, my mother would have us move and I would have to go to a new school, which meant I’d have to face the task of making new friends. I dreaded it. I had butterflies in my stomach each time: Are people going to like or hate me? … Sometimes there’d be a fight, sometimes not. I let people know I wasn’t going to be pushed around.”

Nicki Minaj & Social Media:

“I used to read the bad things people said about me. Then I asked myself, ‘Why am I reading that when I have millions of people saying great things?’ You cannot give negativity power. I tell teens, if you’re having a problem, there’s nothing wrong with deleting your social media. If people keep taunting you and you keep reading it, it’s poison.”

  • http://theunsungstoryteller.tumblr.com TheMuseintheMirror

    As much as I want to like Nicki and as much as I value what she said in the magazine, something about her just doesn’t seem right. Specifically, the magazine cover. In my opinion, she looks abnormally skinny. She doesn’t seem real. I don’t know, it’s just me. I miss the days where we had more natural looking women to look up to like Brandy, Aaliyah, Lauryn Hill, Monica….now I feel like most young, mainstream black women in the music business are creating a monster – they’re perpetuating this idea of what beauty is supposed to look like…and it’s skinny, with long, light hair, and lighter makeup.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if there were some young girls who looked at this magazine and thought (or said) “I want to look like her!” “I want Nicki’s body!” It’s really unfortunate.

    I could be wrong though, what do you guys think?

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    • http://www.lillian-mae.com Lillian Mae

      RE: I wouldn’t be surprised if there were some young girls who looked at this magazine and thought (or said) “I want to look like her!” “I want Nicki’s body!” It’s really unfortunate.

      I hope they understand, Nikki paid for hers; no shade, just truth.

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    • http://gravatar.com/yesimthatleah Yes, I’m That Leah

      Yeah. She’s fake. Through and through. I can’t stand it.

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    • http://gravatar.com/worshipandpraise JN

      This cover, and the photos of her inside, were definitely photoshopped. Her chest is definitely smaller here, and her legs like they were made to look skinner, and her derriere smaller. Because it is teen vogue, they probably wanted to make her body less hypersexualized.

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