Nicki Minaj Allure April 2012 Cover

Nicki Minaj’s Hair-Defying Allure April 2012 Cover + Full Photospread

Nicki Minaj Allure April 2012 Cover

Nicki Minaj Allure April 2012 Cover

I think it was almost a month ago when I shared Nicki Minaj’s February/March 2012 cover for VIBE Magazine with you guys!

Now, the “Super Bass” rapper, who is currently prepping the release of her 2nd studio album Pink Friday:Roman Reloaded, covers the April 2012 issue of Allure Magazine.

Inside her cover story entitled, Nicki Minaj: The Hair Is Fake; She’s Real,” she speaks on having a devoted 8-year-old fan base, being in love with her hair at a young age, and much more.

Take a look at a few excerpts below, as well as the photo shoot by Michael Thompson and Christopher Melton.

On having a devoted 8-year-old fan base:

“I think as far as the younger demo is concerned, I play dress-up. I also can put on a very cartoonish voice. So sometimes children may not know what I’m saying, but they like the sound of it, and they think I sound like some weird character.”

On loving her hair a little too much when she was 9:

“I was doing every- and anything to it—putting in wads of gel and brushing it to the next century, and just thinking I was so cute. I always thought I had an eye for that stuff.”

Nicki Minaj Allure April 2012

Nicki Minaj Allure April 2012

Nicki Minaj Allure April 2012

Nicki Minaj Allure April 2012