Nicki Minaj Is A Platinum Punk For ‘Marie Claire’

Nicki Minaj in the August issue of ’Marie Claire’.
Photo: Satoshi Saïkusa/Marie Claire

We’ll be honest—we never get tired of seeing Nicki Minaj on magazine covers. Whether she channels a bedazzled Barbie or rocks an au naturel look, Nicki always manages to surprise us with something new. Today, she did just that. Marie Claire unveiled their August cover and it features—you guessed it—the Barbz herself! This time she channeled a punk couture look (inspired by this year’s Met Gala, perhaps?), which mixed Mohawks with high-end duds. In one ensemble, Nicki straight-up KILLED. IT. in a skin-tight, perforated LaQuan Smith bodysuit, which she accessorized with a giant Mohawk headpiece and statement rings. For her beauty look, she sported stick-straight platinum strands with an exaggerated cat eye, matte red lip, and light pink tips. #WERK

Nicki Minaj on the August cover of ’Marie Claire’.
Photo: Satoshi Saïkusa/Marie Claire

On the cover, Nicki looked GORGE in a blonde bob and embellished plaid Fausto Puglisi frock. She kept the makeup low-key by sporting only neutral tones as to not take away from her decked-out ensemble, and we love that. We didn’t uncover too much unknown style info from the cover story, except for the fact that she buys a new toothbrush every single day. (Does that even count as a fashion fact? *shrugs*) But be sure to check out more photos and the full interview on, and peep the behind-the-scenes video below!


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