The Head Barbz In Charge strikes a flawless pose while on the cover of Billboard magazine, wearing a gold-plated body suit with minimal jewlery, she tones down the make up bearing a natural face accented by jet black pronounced bangs to showcase her striking features.
In the magazine, Nicki–who has now scored her 56th hit on The Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with her Lil Wayne and Drake assisted single “Only”–discusses what it takes to be a woman at the top of her game.
Check out some of the highlights below:
She’s Just As Smart As She Is Beautiful:
“I’m on 15 to 25 conference calls every few days strategizing with my team. I think a lot of artists sit back and have it done for them,” Minaj tells Billboard. “Sometimes as women in the industry — if you’re sexy or like doing sexy things — some people subconsciously negate your brain. They think you’re stupid.”
She Makes Her Dreams A Reality
“I was just a little kid in Southside Jamaica, Queens, hoping one day I would have my own perfume,” Minaj tells Billboard of those days when fame was a very distant possibility. “And now I have three.”
Don’t Think You Can Play Her
“Once I did American Idol, a lot of people would come up to me and say, ‘Oh, you’re smarter than I thought,’ ” she says. “What does that mean?!”