Nicki Minaj – Vogue

Say what you will about Nicki Minaj, but you’ll have to admit she is clearly doing something right. Not many rappers have graced the pages of Vogue Magazine. But this head strong, bubbly, colorful, bubble gum, vulgar rapper has managed to dive right in on Vogues pages. Her marketing is working very well.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

I was an avid Nicki Minaj fan, long before she had a deal, new wigs, and that fake ass. I can’t say that I like the direction her new material

is going. But it is reaching an entire new audience, the kids are loving it. I am not sure that Nicki is “kid friendly.” But there is something about the self-proclaimed Barbie, that has everyone looking, watching, and talking. At the end of the day, if they are talking about you, you are doing something right.

Here’s a little excerpt from Vogue’s Piece:

You would not expect Nicki Minaj and Valentino Garavani to have much to say to each other, but front row at the Oscar de la Renta spring 2012 runway show, they exchange greetings worthy of a pair of dowager duchesses. “You look sensational!” “You look fabulous yourself!” Minaj, 29, is hardly your typical Oscar client. The performer is famous for her Harajuku Barbie appearance, a mélange of tiny skirts, bustiers, and leggings in a riot of cartoon hues, invariably topped with a towering pastel wig and Miss Piggy eyelashes. This highly mannered, instantly recognizable look stands in contradiction to the feminist content of many of her lyrics, such as “I’m fightin’ for the girls that never thought they could win,” from “I’m the Best.” But the unlikely combination of cotton-candy style and bold (sometimes frankly obscene) substance has proved a source of fascination and adulation.

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