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Nicki Minaj Covers ‘ELLE’

Gwen Stefani isn’t the only one who made the cover of ELLE magazine this month. Female rap sensation and Harajuku-style Barbie Nicki Minaj covers an additional April music issue of ELLE magazine as well. But no pink wig and outlandish outfits for Nicki in this issue. It’s all a variety of high-fashion looks. Following the release of her latest album, Pink Friday, Nicki tells ELLE, “I always wanted to play with the boys. I didn’t want to be a pawn in their game or have a sidekick role. I wanted to be more of a lead character — a superhero.” The music issue hits stands April 12 and also features famed pop singer Gwen Stefani, Willow Smith, Jennifer Hudson and Aretha Franklin.  Check out the gallery below for more photos from the spread. –mckenzie harris