Nicki Minaj Spirals Out of Control on Complex Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue

Nicki Minaj's Complex Magazine Cover

Recently, I shared Justin Bieber ‘s controversial cover for Complex Magazine ‘s 10th Anniversary Issue. Well as you know, Complex usually does a cover with a male celebrity, and a separate one with a female celebrity. The female celebrity they chose to represent the issue for this month is the one and only Nicki Minaj !

In her double covers, entitled Self-Possessed , the entertainer speaks on what wows her these days, if she rehearses her over-the-top facial expressions and animations, her on-stage persona, and much more.

Take a look at a few of the excerpts below, as well as photos from the spread shot by Christian Anwander . Minaj is wearing a Ralph Lauren top, American Apparel leggings and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

On what wows her these days:

“If I wasn’t doing it, I wouldn’t believe it’s possible. I remember when I was working with Jay-Z . It was like, “Oh my God. Did I really just do a song with Jay ?” I worked with Mariah and it wasn’t commercially successful. But I had fun and I made a real friendship with her. It was, obviously, a life-changing moment for me. It does feel like every moment is getting bigger and bigger. Not only did I get a call to do a song with Madonna , but then I got a call to do a video with Madonna , and then—oh, by the way—you’re going to do the Super Bowl with Madonna . This is not really happening.”

On her off stage persona:

“I’m the biggest homebody. But I’ve been like this. Nothing about me has changed since I got fame. I never liked to go to clubs. I never liked to go out. I don’t know where that public craziness came from. I was always like a comedian to my friends and family, but in a lot of ways I’m shy. I think people read my shyness as being mean. They misinterpret it. The first and only person who ever called me out for being shy was Wayne .”

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