She's not one to pass up on the opportunity to put her uniqueness on display, and Nicki Minaj did just that for the March 2012 issue of Vogue.
The "Roman's Holiday" singer showed off her inner Smurf while coloring her skin blue and strapping on bright red frock for the Steven Klein shoot - with Nicki also chatting with the magazine about everything from fashion to her plans on starting a grand foundation.
Highlights from Miss Minaj's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Vogue!
On what she'd like to be if not a musician:
“A huge part of me wanted to be a lawyer! I would do a really good job as a prosecutor."
On learning how to dress at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts:
“I was dressing in Tommy Hilfiger baggy shirts and Boss jeans, but then I met a person who dressed like a tiny lady—pantsuits, heels, lots of makeup. I thought she was larger than life. She once did my makeup—I had never seen myself made up before. I didn’t want to wash it off; I felt like I had one day to live this fantasy of being a glamour girl.”
On being far from label-obsessed in her downtime:
“If I can combine designer things with other things, I’m a happy camper.
On her love of high-end accessories:
"Giuseppe, Versace, YSL, and Fendi shoes. And I bought tons of Vuitton bags. When you’re a young girl from Queens, you’re going to stock up on those bags.”
On being adamant that her legacy will not be one of a free-spending, know-nothing celebrity:
“[I'm planning] an enormous foundation to nurture girls. The Nicki Minaj girl is a fun, artsy girl who can become a fierce force to be reckoned with on Wall Street! They hang on my every word, so I tell them, go to school, be ambitious. The worst position is to be financially dependent on the man.”