Nicki Minaj is the new cover star of Elle US photographed for April 2013 edition by the talented Thomas Whiteside. She debuts a new, dramatically toned-down look.
"When I saw myself with barely any makeup at, it was such a… like, I'm so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it's hard. 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. It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes."
Take a look at more shots below.