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Nicki Minaj Covers T Magazine

As Nicki Minaj prepares her fourth studio album, the voluptuous “Rake It Up” rapper channels her inner Sade Adu for the cover of T Magazine.

In the cover story, Nicki speaks on a variety of topics including her upcoming LP, what she looks for in a lyricist, feeling creatively independent, believing in herself, efforts to simplify things, not getting the credit she deserves, struggles throughout her career, working as a waitress before fame, collaborating with Kanye West, various adversities she’s had to overcome in the music industry, and more.

Read the interview here and see photos from the shoot below.