Nicki Minaj covers the September 2018 issue of Vogue Arabia magazine photographed by Emma Summerton and styled by Anna Katsanis.
On her struggle to get to the top: “In the restaurant where I was a waitress, I would go to someone’s table to take the orders and before I got their bread, I’d write raps on my order notepad about what they said or what they were wearing… I always thought, I’m going to get the hell out of this joint, stop waitressing, and become a big superstar.”
On social media: “I think anybody who says they don’t care about horrible things being said about them or lies being spread about them are not being truthful,” says Minaj. “I’m a human being and of course it bothers me when I read lies or horrendous things about myself…I took time to create something for my fans that I knew was going to be perfection.”
Cover: Christian Siriano Dress from the Fall 2018 Collection | Alexander Wang Shoes
Hair: Kim Kimble
Makeup: Sheika Daley
[Photo Credit: Vogue Arabia Magazine, Courtesy of Christian Siriano]