Nicki Minaj Channels The Snow Queen For 'VIBE'

Nicki Minaj Vibe

Nicki Minaj on the cover of "Vibe."
Photo: Courtesy of the "Vibe" Facebook page

Nicki Minaj goes ethereal for the February/March issue of Vibe! The fashion-forward rapper donned a sky-high diamond tiara, off-the-shoulder silver brocade and chiffon gown, and fiery red locks. This outfit paired with a regal stance and "don't mess with me attitude" give us serious Snow Queen vibes. Her beauty game is cheery and bright against her silvery ensemble—she wears light pink eye shadow with a soft cat eye, hot pink cheeks, magenta lips, and, um, look at those nails! Is that an ice cream cone nail design on her tips or have we gone completely cray? We're mighty convinced she's sporting food as nail art, and we're so not mad at that.

Even though the full Vibe issue doesn't hit stands until next week, we still have some juicy tidbits from the article to hold us off until then. When asked if she felt accepted by the fashion world, Nicki said, "Yeah, I realized more recently that even if it's for a fashion magazine, I'm not gonna change who I am. When I was doing photo shoots last year, I kept on being told, 'This is what we want your hair to look like and this is what we want you to look like,' and it really, really stifled my creativity." She went on to say that a photographer told her that he liked her everyday looks more than the photo shoots she did for magazines, to which she replied, "'So do I, you're absolutely right.' I’d been getting more and more frustrated for a while."

She continued, "But I've made up my mind that when you see a Nicki Minaj magazine cover from now on, it's really going to reflect me and it's going to be something that I creatively had a hand in, because I don't have to do it anymore. I don't have to do things just to please people. It's okay to do what I love because what I love, my fans love. And they're really the only ones that should matter. The fashion world will have to come to Nicki Minaj, as opposed to Nicki Minaj trying to go to the fashion world."

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