Nicki Minaj On Make-Under: 'I Feel Naked'
Star ditches eccentric attire for a stripped-back shoot for ELLE mag...
Nicki Minajhas addressed her dramatic make-under during an interview with the US edition of American Idolpanelist added that going bare for the mag "was a real accomplishment in my eyes", especially as posing for pictures without her make-up was "scary".
During her chat with the mag - where Minaj interviews herself playing ELLE journo Nicole - Nicki also spoke about how she was bullied as a child, stating: "Girls made my life a living hell. We had come to America from a different country. My brother and I had accents. It was very tough.
"So I've always put up this wall - it was a self-defence mechanism growing up - because I was almost expecting people to attack me. And I still have it. It's sad."
Minaj continued: "Now I realise, okay, if I really focus and become a key player in business, then I can build an empire.Young Moneyqueen also hit the headlines this week after she posted a series of racy snaps of herself on Twitter, wearing a raunchy swimsuit on the set of her new video for track, High School.
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