If you thought Kim Kardashian’s Paper Magazine’s cover was jaw-dropping, then you haven’t seen anything yet. In case you missed it, yesterday rapper Nicki Minaj had the world talking about her newest cover appearance. Setting social media ablaze, the rapper posed in various controversial poses for Paper Magazine. Three years ago, the magazine gave us something to talk about with Kim Kardashian’s racy naked cover and photos. The magazine is known for pushing the boundaries between art and sexuality. For December, Paper features three different versions of the rapper touching each other sexually.
One Minaj is standing and touching the breast of a seated Minaj, who is just wearing tiny pasties, high-waisted panties, and boots, while the third Minaj is kneeling in front of the other two with her tongue out. Known for her unapologetic lyrics and eccentric wardrobe choices, the rapper took to Twitter tweeting, “Wanna Minaj?” following the cover release.
Pre-cover release, Creative director Drew Elliott said that Paper does not use the headline “Break the Internet” lightly.
He wrote, “We have never called an issue Break the Internet since we did it back in 2014 with Kim Kardashian. It takes a certain type of talent, with an awesome fan base and the ability to put trust in PAPER to work our magic. I have always loved all the looks that Nicki has done (and she has done them all). Her style (typically anchored by her off-the-charts hair choices) matches her musical talent perfectly. Break the Internet is all about the big idea, the word, the image.”
Whether she broke the Internet or not, some people feel in lieu of her brother’s recent sexual assault charges, the cover may have not been a good idea. While others applaud her for her bold and courageous stance on owning her sexuality. We’re not sure if you feel its art or not, but one thing we can say for sure is it’s certainly a conversation starter.
Tell us what you think of her cover and check out the additional photos below!