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Nicki Minaj Gets Cotton Candy Pink For April 2012 ALLURE Cover, Talks Dethroning Jay-Z & Working On Her Fitness

Nicki Minaj put on her best cotton candy-like pink wig for the April 2012 cover of ALLURE.  The 29-year-old rap chick donned colorful looks for the spread, and had some words for rap king Jay-Z.  Check out her cover and a few pics and highlights inside...

"Superbass" rapper Nicki Minaj is decked out in her frills, ruffles and tulle for the new ALLURE issue.  The cover has been floating arond for weeks in a blurry low-res format, but now the higher quality pic has been released.

The MAC Viva Glam rep revealed her usual amount of boobage and her fave pink lipstick while yacking it up about keeping off the pounds and going for Jay-Z's spot:

On dethroning Jay-Z: “I never thought about music as just being the end-all, be-all. I always looked at it like a business, something that I could create an empire out of…. I had a little conversation with Jay-Z at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. He said, ‘Congratulations on all your success.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m coming for you. I’m coming for your spot, Mr. Mogul.’”

On exercising: “I’m naturally petite, but I definitely struggle with keeping those extra pounds off. And I hate working out. I can’t stand being on a treadmill. That mentally irks me. When I need to lose a few, I just cut out sugar and starch.”

The colorful issue hits stands March 20th.  Check out Nicki's style timeline over at ALLURE.

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I think she won't ever reach

I think she won't ever reach Jay-Zs status..
Anonymous's picture

cool!!

cool!!
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Its crazy how this time last

Its crazy how this time last year the comments on her articles was about 65% in her favor 35 % against her now its about 90% to 10% with comments against her favor winning ..she really needs to take a slice of humble pie theres a thin line between confident and out right rude and cocky...and ppl dont like the latter
Anonymous's picture

I am so over the clown act.

I am so over the clown act. Hell, her ass look like a lab rat!
Conspiracy Theorist 's picture

LOl! How come she the only

LOl! How come she the only one who doesnt get it that she is just a gimmick! Somebody send this dillusioned girl a memo. She would be lucky if we are still talking about her next year. Using sex appeal and all the costumes in the world wouldn't get you to where Jay is now. Raw talent and business savvy does! The problme with using sex appeal and all the crazy costumes as apart of your personal as an artist is that people get tired of that fast. Being sexy and shocking has an epiration date. Maddona is successful at it because, she is actually a great entertainer who keeps reinventing herself time and time again. She obviously knew when to drop the sex thing and the craziness. But Nicki Minaj what excatly do you jhave to ooffer that Lil Kim and Foxy BRown Couldn't offer? Look at where they are now! Only one female rapper has lasted this long-Quenn Latifah and she is currently foing jazz-go figure!
Veritas's picture

She looks like a mental

She looks like a mental patient and the sad part is that this hairstyle is probably being emulated at a hairsalon near you!
Anonymous's picture

She looks like a mental

She looks like a mental patient and the sad part is that this hairstyle is probably being emulated at a hairsalon near you!
Anonymous's picture

She looks like a fool as

She looks like a fool as usual. Her music is garbage. She will be yesterday's news pretty soon because people will get tired of her antics and gimmicks.
KingBeyonce's picture

WOW coming for Jay Z spot in

WOW coming for Jay Z spot in music or business is a Huge statement ..im not a big Jay-Z fan but i give him his props when it comes to business and he has been doing this what 12, 13, 14, years or more now...Nicky i would be shocked if your still around that long...I dont understand how any artist can put out 1 album and get an ego and head that big...wigs fake body parts and animated lyrics is NOTHING NEW and just like before it will fade.. THAT STATEMENT WAS AN EPIC FAIL NICKY MINAJ!!!! to Nicky fans stop feeling the need to compare her to lil kim in order to make her bigger than what she is because if you all was real die hard fans ..you know all 7.5 mill of yall that follow her on twitter since thats such a BIG DEAL....HOW COME HER RECORD SALES DONT MATCH HER FOLLOWING??????? i tell you why because people rather laugh at her and mock her than reach in thier pockets and support her!!!!!
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her follow base on twitter is

her follow base on twitter is 10.1 mil (since like u said, that's what matters)..yeah..that really didnt help ha? u would think her album sales would have been better BUT its easier for a 12 year old to log into twitter and follow someone than it is to go out and purchase a CD! I den tossed all my bootleg Nicki Minaj CDs except Beam Me Up Scotty. April 3Rd ha? Let's c how many of her 10.1 mil followers contribute to the sales!
Qui @aRarity83's picture

her follow base on twitter is

her follow base on twitter is 10.1 mil (since like u said, that's what matters)..yeah..that really didnt help ha? u would think her album sales would have been better BUT its easier for a 12 year old to log into twitter and follow someone than it is to go out and purchase a CD! I den tossed all my bootleg Nicki Minaj CDs except Beam Me Up Scotty. April 3Rd ha? Let's c how many of her 10.1 mil followers contribute to the sales!
Qui @aRarity83's picture

her follow base on twitter is

her follow base on twitter is 10.1 mil (since like u said, that's what matters)..yeah..that really didnt help ha? u would think her album sales would have been better BUT its easier for a 12 year old to log into twitter and follow someone than it is to go out and purchase a CD! I den tossed all my bootleg Nicki Minaj CDs except Beam Me Up Scotty. April 3Rd ha? Let's c how many of her 10.1 mil followers contribute to the sales!
Qui @aRarity83's picture

her follow base on twitter is

her follow base on twitter is 10.1 mil (since like u said, that's what matters)..yeah..that really didnt help ha? u would think her album sales would have been better BUT its easier for a 12 year old to log into twitter and follow someone than it is to go out and purchase a CD! I den tossed all my bootleg Nicki Minaj CDs except Beam Me Up Scotty. April 3Rd ha? Let's c how many of her 10.1 mil followers contribute to the sales!
Qui's picture

her follow base on twitter is

her follow base on twitter is 10.1 mil (since like u said, that's what matters)..yeah..that really didnt help ha? u would think her album sales would have been better BUT its easier for a 12 year old to log into twitter and follow someone than it is to go out and purchase a CD! I den tossed all my bootleg Nicki Minaj CDs except Beam Me Up Scotty. April 3Rd ha? Let's c how many of her 10.1 mil followers contribute to the sales!
Qui's picture

THAT WAS FUNNY AS SHIT! JAY-Z

THAT WAS FUNNY AS SHIT! JAY-Z Spot????Bitch get yo' dirty wannabe GAGA ass outta here. Running around wit the NEW Flava Flav aka "Lil'Wayne"
Anonymous's picture

She's NOT dethroning ANYONE -

She's NOT dethroning ANYONE - CHICK please!!! I used to like her, but her lyrics are getting worse and who knows what's happening with this second round of music - YUCK!!!
Happy Lady's picture

Nicki has done many things

Nicki has done many things KIM has never done. For example....Nicki has close to 7.5 million followers, is dead serious. After all, it's the same devoted followers who she proudly nicknamed "Barbies" that have propelled the provocative star to glorious heights. Billboard has also taken notice, naming Minaj its Rising Star of 2011. Minaj was set to receive the award at Billboard's Women in Music event on Dec. 2 in New York, joining Woman of the Year recipient Taylor Swift. Kim NEVER did any of this. And Kim was NEVER on the COVER of W or Allure or Glamour. Get it RIGHT! Nicki is bereaking RECORDS and that was why Kim was JEALOUS and tried to pick a fight. Bad thing for Kim is Nicki KILLED her on Roman's revenge with Em. SO back UP! #barbie4life
FuriouS StyleS™®'s picture

It's typical that a Rihanna

It's typical that a Rihanna fan would also be a Nicki fan. It is a proven scientific fact that you all lack proper judgment.
KingBeyonce's picture

Again you are comparing

Again you are comparing someone at the height of their career to someone whose is career is nearing retirement and is simply putting music out for her fans smh FYI - twitter did not exist at the height of kim's career, majority of kims fans are older and aren't on twitter so that doesn't even make sense. Dead @ 7.5 followers but only 1.7 albums sales to date smh #whatwentwrong. Neither Kim nor Nicki have any "real" billboard awards...so...and I feel bad that you actually believe Nicki covered glamour mag smh #delusionsofgrandeur but neway Kim was on covers that nicki hasn't been on (Kontrol, Oneworld, Nylon, etc.)..Nicki has covered mags that Kim hasn't. There have been mags that both have covered (Out, Vibe, King, etc.) both have accomplishments so don't nitpick and downgrade to make it seem like Nicki is doing something no one has ever done before. Aside from like Kim many other female rappers have "actually" accomplished things like landing their own sitcom (Queen Latifa, Eve), singing the the national anthem live (Queen Latifa), clothing, make-up & perfume lines (Eve, Queen latifa, Trina, & prob more), sneaker lines (missy), winning grammies (lauryn hill, Eve, Missy & prob more). Nicki still has a long way to go in her career. You stans need a large slice of humble pie..
Anonymous's picture

And a lot can be said in

And a lot can be said in reverse at the height of Lil kim Trina foxy eve and Others digital was not as big as it is today. Itunes internet and piracy was not as high. So for Nicki to be as successful relevent and higly praised by most if not all of her peers is amazing, Yes she has 10 million follwers that doesnt mean anything, but if 1 follower gets her album leaked and spreads it world wide it does, so that is what she is fighting for. you cant knock nicki for having ambition and wanting to be as great as men in the rap game like Jay-z and Diddy. Ps she does have billboards rising star award that she won at the women in music show.
My Time Now's picture

A thousand times Well

A thousand times Well said!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

A thousand times Well

A thousand times Well said!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

A thousand times Well

A thousand times Well said!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

A thousand times Well

A thousand times Well said!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

A thousand times Well

A thousand times Well said!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

A thousand times Well

A thousand times Well said!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

A thousand times Well

A thousand times Well said!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

I won't front I'm still

I won't front I'm still straddling the fence on whether or not I'm a fan but it's not because I'm wishey washey but, more so because she's become real inconsistent. I haven't been feelin the last few tracks I've heard by her. I think my concerns are being realized- that talent vacuum that is YMCMB is sucking the talent right out of her and I Drake isn't careful he will be next. From what I can tell the only things nurtured and fostered over there are ignorance and self destruction. Recognize when the waters are rising up around you and JUMP SHIP quicker than an Italian cruise captain, young people!! 
Bill Bixby's picture

you bitches talking bout

you bitches talking bout where is kim covers bitch noone said anything about kim thats the problem you bitches mad cause kim still has loyal fans and you bitches cant take it sounds like you bitches are the ones upset always bringing kim name up when npne of her fans say anything about kim fags stick to the the topic nicki amd for your info kim been on all the same covers nicki been on and more dummies do your homework obvious nicki did hers hints to why she loves kim
mafiaboi's picture

Seriously! they want to sit

Seriously! they want to sit her and nitpick through accomplishments. There is plenty of things kim fans can nitpick about like the fact that Kim has been on the cover of Nylon mag while nicki only had a feature or the fact that Kim was shot by the famous Vanity Fair photographer annie leibovitz and nicki hasn't or the fact that Lil Kim sang live on stage with Cyndi Lauper and nicki hasn't, etc. Its so many things to nitpick about its not even that serious. Like you said Nicki was a big lil kim fan and emulated her career for a reason. I guess Nicki and her fans are just hurt that lil kim decided not to "befriend" nicki and are lashing out.
Anonymous's picture

Nicki did the SUPER BOWL with

Nicki did the SUPER BOWL with MADONNA! who is Cyndi Lauper? LMAO You Kim Fans are FUNNY bringing up irrelevant names and "Accomplishments". Nicki is the QUEEN of this.
FuriouS StyleS™®'s picture

Chile please...Nicki claimed

Chile please...Nicki claimed her style is inspired by cyndi lauper and she attempted to sing "Girls just want to have fun" during that VH1 concert but yet Cyndi Lauper is a nobody and irrelevant rightt....whatever helps you sleep at night boo
Anonymous's picture

you bitches talking bout

you bitches talking bout where is kim covers bitch noone said anything about kim thats the problem you bitches mad cause kim still has loyal fans and you bitches cant take it sounds like you bitches are the ones upset always bringing kim name up when npne of her fans say anything about kim fags stick to the the topic nicki amd for your info kim been on all the same covers nicki been on and more dummies do your homework obvious nicki did hers hints to why she loves kim
mafiaboi's picture

Umm.. congratulating someone

Umm.. congratulating someone on their success isn't complimenting their talent...or lack of.. He's simply saying congrats... She can't rap but she made it.. now just enjoy that and try not to make too much out of it.. He didn't say.. Hey Nicki.. You're the badest female rapper out there... did he? NOPE!
TruthBeTold's picture

Nicki CAN RAP. Rapping is

Nicki CAN RAP. Rapping is what got her these COVERS and other opportunities. Pink Friday is a CLASSIC CD and it SOLD well. Nicki KILLED Lil Kim on Roman's Revenge. People are so SAD. Always lying on people and trying to take things away. Nicki has all types of STYLES and people are usually attacking her most commercial songs but she has LYRICS for days. And Nicki is the BADDEST FEMALE RAPPER out Jay-Z does not have to say those EXACT words. For Jay-Z to even say congrats is HUGE because Jay-Z does not issue compliments or suffer FOOLS so get it RIGHT!
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I'm sure Jay Z doesn't

I'm sure Jay Z doesn't remember that conversation.. while it might have been a game changer in her mind.. in his.. I can only bet he was like.. B*tch please.. you're a joke.. all in a polite smile and LOL...
TruthBeTold's picture

Dethroning Jay-z, Jay-z

Dethroning Jay-z, Jay-z actually makes rap music and as much as people might have problems with Jay-z lyrics he has stayed true to himself and never relied on gimmicks. Nicki won't be relevant in 5 years, neither would half these non talent artist (Katy Perry,Rihanna,etc).
flawda's picture

The nicki fans are so dumb

The nicki fans are so dumb protecting this little muskrat. she doesn't even know what petite means . she thinks she can even touch jayz fame lmfao in her dreams. I'll give her 2 more months in people are gonna be like who the f*** is she. the whole young money is fading away rapper drake is crying everyday, nikki is dreaming, wayne is lost. ..
Shawnbre's picture

The nicki fans are so dumb

The nicki fans are so dumb protecting this little muskrat. she doesn't even know what petite means . she thinks she can even touch jayz fame lmfao in her dreams. I'll give her 2 more months in people are gonna be like who the f*** is she. the whole young money is fading away rapper drake is crying everyday, nikki is dreaming, wayne is lost. ..
Shawnbre's picture

pretty but she is so played

pretty but she is so played and corny.
Anonymous's picture

Nicki is getting COVERS of

Nicki is getting COVERS of MAJOR Fashion magazines. Where is Kim's W cover? Where is Kim's Glamour cover? Was Kim ever in VOGUE? NO. Jay-Z recently congratulated Nicki on her success and that SPEAKS to her body of work. Nicki keep doing your thing. People are going to HATE on you because they are soooo JEALOUS of what you've done. Your music is GREAT can't wait for the NEXT CD to drop on the TOP of the CHARTS! STAY MAD!#teamnick
FuriouS StyleS™®'s picture

I simple google search would

I simple google search would have answered your questions. But of coarse ignorant Nicki fans want to believe she is the first to do these things smh. Kim was featured in Vogue mag back in 1999 and attended and presented at the Vogue fashion awards 1999-2001....At the height of her career Kim did all of what Nicki did so I don't understand why you are trying to minimize kim's accomplishments to make Nicki's seem more important. Newsflash they have the same damn career, same damn accomplishments, same damn persona, essentially they are 100% alike (fake hair & body parts, trying to transition into a white woman, etc) just accept it and get over it.
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A*

A*
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Anonymous's picture

"Dethroning Jay Z'' bitch we

"Dethroning Jay Z'' bitch we are so tired and so over your ass already , Please have a seat....but it would not be the throne .
OHPLEASE's picture

Love these looks & colors!!!

Love these looks & colors!!!
ThatStylistChick's picture

I simply don't get the hate

I simply don't get the hate towards this woman outside of pure jealousy. She like all the other females, need to grind to stay in this business. At least, unlike a certain female rapper, she isn't spending all of her music career dogging out other rap females and accusing them of stealing her style. You do you Niki...Some folks really do hate to see their own succeed in life.
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Nicki, here's a chair have a

Nicki, here's a chair have a seat!
Anonymous's picture

Nicki Minaj is gettin

Nicki Minaj is gettin boring!! RUNDATBAKK_COM
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