The Elle US Nicki Minaj Feature Shows a New Side of the Starlet

By: Alexandra Serrano - Published: • References: elle & fashiongonerogue
Though the female rapper is known for her fierce personality talent and looks, the Elle US Nicki Minaj feature shows a new side to her appeal.

Styled by legendary editor Joe Zee, Nicki Minaj shows off her natural beauty with minimal makeup and sleek blonde locks. "I'm so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it’s hard. I feel that it’s become a part of me…It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes," says the starlet of her understated look.

Thomas Whiteside captures this more down-to-earth look with the precision of a seasoned photographer. The Elle US Nicki Minaj feature is sure to get fans talking of the artist's evolving style aesthetic as she exposes her multifaceted persona. Stats for Understated Rapper Makeovers Trending: Older & Buzzing
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