Trinidadian-American rapper, Onika Tanya Maraj known professionally as Nicki Minaj, makes her debut on Vogue magazine as the cover star for Vogue Arabia‘s September Issue.
The platinum-selling rapper who just released her fourth album, Queen the album reached number one in more than 85 countries.
Vogue Italia describes Nicki Minaj as “a fully fledged member of rap’s fashion royalty”.
Minaj’s triumphant return is everything we ever expected. Nicki Minaj spoke about quitting social media, healing heartbreak, and bouncing back together than ever to reclaim her crown
“I think anybody who says they don’t care about horrible things being said about them or lies being spread about them are not being truthful. I’m a human being and of course it bothers me when I read lies or horrendous things about myself… I took time to create something for my fans that I knew was going to be perfection.”
The 35-year-old rapper also discusses her latest success and her rise to the top,
“In the restaurant where I was a waitress, I would go to someone’s table to take the orders and before I got their bread, I’d write raps on my order notepad about what they said or what they were wearing… I always thought, I’m going to get the hell out of this joint, stop waitressing, and become a big superstar.”