Rapper turned TV Personality Nicki Minaj is on top of the world at the moment. Not only is she collecting checks from American Idol and MAC Makeup, she is also putting the final touches on her new record label.
The 30 year-old switched up her look for the April 2013 cover of Elle Magazine and opened up a bit more about a few topics.
Check out some snippets below..
On her new toned down look for the ELLE Shoot:
When I saw myself with barely any makeup at, it was such a… like, I’m so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it’s hard. I feel that it’s become a part of me. To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol’ crazy lashes— you know, nothing— I felt naked. It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.
On Being Bullied as a child:
I went through a lot of bullying early on. Girls made my life a living hell. We had come to America from a different country. My brother and I had accents. It was very tough. So I’ve always put up this wall— it was a self-defense mechanism growing up— because I was almost expecting people to attack me. And I still have it. It’s sad.
On Building an Empire & Legacy:
My goal in the beginning was to buy my mother a house. Now I realize, Okay, if I really focus and become a key player in business, then I can build an empire. I’m thinking of a legacy that I can be proud of and wealth that my grandchildren can use to go to college. So world domination— in terms of providing for my family— is absolutely my goal. [ READ MORE ]
Read the full interview in the new issue of Elle, on newsstands March 18.