Nicki Minaj’s appearance on the cover of Vogue magazine is monumental, as it represents a significant milestone for both her career and the wider landscape of fashion and pop culture.
As one of the most influential female hip-hop artists of her generation, Minaj’s inclusion on the prestigious cover speaks to her undeniable impact on popular music and her ability to transcend genres.
In her latest cover story for Vogue magazine, Nicki Minaj shared candid moments from her life as a mother.
The rapper and her spouse Kenneth Petty welcomed a son on September 30, 2020; the rapper has not yet disclosed the name of the child.
During the photo session, Nicki, 40, shared a photo with her three-year-old son, revealing that she gave him the moniker “Papa Bear.”
You know that feeling when you unlock one of the secrets of life? For me the the idea of accepting what you can’t change – it just never clicked with me before,’ she explained.
Nicki continued: ‘You want to have control over everything, but that’s the easiest way to be unhappy. So now, if I find myself trying to control it all, I try to remember what’s really important.’
‘I look in my son’s face, and my whole soul lights up. He has no clue how nerve-wracking it’s been for me to be a mother and an artist,’ the rapper added.
For the cover image, Nicki donned a cream hued satin dress with a ruched accent on one hip.
The dress featured a draped neckline, highlighted her ample cleavage.
Nicki also sported a sheer yellow gown with lace floral accents; the low-cut number showcased her curvy figure.
The beauty also donned a burgundy turtleneck with coordinating underwear, adding black tights.
She was photographed by Norman Jean Roy for Vogue.
Her husband Kenneth Petty knew her before she was famous.
The couple married in 2019 but he was previously a high school flame of hers, and grew up blocks from her in Queens, New York City.
She told the magazine there is an ‘ease’ with her husband, since she has known him for so long.