Nicki Minaj covers the August 2013 issue of Marie Claire magazine. In the cover story, the YMCMB Barbie reveals how many more albums she plans on recording, for now, and admits that she has a lot riding on her acting debut.
The "Roman's Revenge" rappers plays a flamboyant personal assistant in the forthcoming Nick Cassavetes-directed comedy film The Other Woman. The usual superego stance of most rappers was gone when the Queens native discussed playing the part with Marie Claire.
The Barbz have a question about the movie. It comes from @bvdxken: "Are you nervous working with these other big actresses?" Minaj doesn't hesitate: "I would be lying if I said I was not nervous," she says. "I can't blow this."
I'm struck by how much she admits she has riding on this first movie role. After all, her third album, tentatively titled The Pink Print, will drop next year. Is her real goal to be a full-time actress? "I at least want to do three more albums. If I can do that, I'll feel complete," she says. Wait, she might leave the rap world behind? "One day, when I start getting a couple gray hairs, maybe it will all be only acting. I just never know," she says. For now, she has a lot going on—there's also a clothing line launching in October at Kmart. "I've kind of become the poster child," she says, "for doing the things that no one expects."
The August 2013 issue of Marie Claire magazine is on newsstands July 16. Check out behind the scenes footage below and more photos from the cover shoot, as well as the full cover, in the following pages.
Photos: SATOSHI SAIKUSA