Wednesday, June 2, 2010

NEWS// Nicki Minaj Covers Vibe + Throwback Video

Nicki Minaj is the cover girl of Vibe's latest issue. This has to be the most animated mag cover I've seen from Vibe. Looks like the pulled out all of the stops. In this issue, Nicki speaks about shaping her style and how she needs to mellow her act down among other things.

"When I grew up I saw females doing certain things, and I thought I had to do that exactly,” she says. “The female rappers of my day spoke about sex a lot . . . and I thought that to have the success they got, I would have to represent the same thing. When in fact I didn’t have to represent the same thing."

"I’m not abandoning the funny voices. I just did a crazy tribute to ODB’s ‘Shimmy Shimmy Ya,’” she says, perfectly impersonating the late Wu-Clansman. “But it’s coming up more with the album. I had a teacher in elementary who would stand on her table and whisper. We’d all turn around like, ‘What is this lunatic doing?’ But she would achieve what she wanted. She wanted us to stop talking and listen. I feel like I need to mellow it down so people can hear what I have to say."

This issue of Vibe hits newsstands June 15.

Speaking of Nicki, check out a video from her earlier days....


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