Nicki Minaj Puckers Up In PAPER Magazine

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While we all anxiously wait for Nicki Minaj's debut album, Pink Friday, to come out (seriously, hurry up, calendar), we'll have to make due with the little things, like Nicki's fashionable and fabulous appearance in PAPER Magazine's September issue.

PAPER catches up with Nicki in Los Angeles, where Nicki talks about her time growing up in New York, attending acting school and having the courage to make her rhymes sound as smart as she actually is.

It's a pretty dope feature on Nicki, with some great photos. Check out another shot of Nicki below. And, while you're here, check out her awesome 2010 MTV VMAs promo. Pink Friday is out November 23.