Spirited Rapper Nicki Minaj lands cover of Elle Magazine's April issue. Looking almost unrecognizable: without her wig and her signature pink lipstick, Nicki rocks a black pant and a zipped-down, black leather jacket, while her face bears a make-under. In the issue, she explained how weird it felt to go on camera make-up free:
"When I saw myself with barely any makeup art, it was such a ... like, I'm so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it's hard," she stated to Elle,I feel that it's become a part of me. To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol' crazy lashes -- you know, nothing -- I felt naked.
More photosIt was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes"
Surprisingly, Nicki looks chicky without her signature pink lipstick.