Rapper Nicki Minaj lands the October 22nd, 2017 cover of T Magazine from the New York Times. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, the star poses in a Louis Vuitton top with Sophie Buhai hoop earrings. Nicki heads to the studio in sleek looks from the fall collections styled by Marie-Amelie Sauvé. The 34-year-old poses in the designs of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alaïa and more for the photo shoot.
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Cover Shoot: Nicki Minaj Stars in T Magazine October 2017
Nicki Minaj on Having to Prove Herself
In her interview, Nicki talks about how she had to go through struggles to get success. “I kind of love that I’ve had to go through so many hurdles to get where I am because I feel like I deserve it. I had so much going against me in the beginning: being black, being a woman, being a female rapper.” She continues, “No matter how many times I get on a track with everyone’s favorite M.C. and hold my own, the culture never seems to want to give me my props as an M.C., as a lyricist, as a writer. I got to prove myself a hundred times, whereas the guys that came in around the same time as I did, they were given the titles so much quicker without anybody second-guessing.”