Nicki Minaj Covers “W” Magazine
Randomly this is probably the most normal we will ever see Nicki Minaj, even if she is dressed from the 1600′s.
Find out more about the shoot courtesy of Rap-Up.com below.
“I wanted to play with the public image of a female hip-hop star,” said the Italian artist. “During my entire career, I have always been fascinated by powerful women in history. I have spent a lot of time researching the ways they were represented in art and how their images were used to mold the public imagination—and to convey aesthetic and philosophical ideas about beauty and sexual desire. My main interest has been to link the historical artistic approach to female representation to contemporary icons of the media era.”
Madame Barb takes on the role of some of the most famous courtesans in history: the Marquise de Montespan, Comtesse du Barry, Madame de Pompadour, and Madame Rimsky-Korsakov. “My idea was to reproduce four iconic portraits of some of the most fascinating females of the past in a series starring an American pop-culture role model,” explained Vezzoli.