Photographed by Howard Huang and interviewed by style icon Simon Doonan, Nicki shines in fantasy-light. Her look is not as "done" as last year's cover spread, but still fun and fresh. Simon, who idolizes Nicki, turns in what has to be one of the most hilarious interviews with the singer. Here's a peek:
Simon Doonan: Hello! I am such a huge fan. You are one insanely creative chick. I worship you! And your video for "Stupid Hoe" is truly demented and brilliant. I watched it so many times
I had to go lay in a darkened room.
Directed by Hype Williams, her "Stupid Hoe" video takes the majestic Minaj legend to a whole new level of hilarious arty hoochie-chic.
Nicki Minaj: Wow! Thank you so much.
SD: In my new book I have a whole chapter about my tragic attempt to become a hoe. I found it really hard to "collect," if you know what I mean.
NM: I hear you.
SD: So I am assuming that you wrote "Stupid Hoe" just for me. Right?
NM: Absolutely. You heard it here first!
SD: Enough about me. Let's go deep. Really deep, and discuss the really heavy, profound stuff. What are you wearing?
NM: Right now? Just a pink T-shirt and a pink thong.
SD: Anything else?