Nicki Minaj For Elle’s Music Issue

“I always wanted to play with the boys,” she tells the magazine. “I didn’t want to be a pawn in their game or have a sidekick role. I wanted to be more of a lead character—a superhero.”

This month brings us Elle’s annual music issue with Gwen Stefani on the cover – but of course Nicki steals the show in her Mark Fast mini-dress. Issue is on stands now.

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