It’s official: Complex has the fall on lock. On Friday Complex set the Internet ablaze with their killer Kid Cudi cover story, and now it’s time to lace you with the other side of their October/November 2010 issue.

We’ve been feeling Nicki Minaj for a while now (Complex shot her for their “Hot Complex” feature last year), but everyone seems to be checking for the Young Money princess now that her debut album, Pink Friday, is on deck.

For Complex’s first cover with the Nickster, they wanted to do something different from her typical cartoonish caricatures—hence the sexy, understated black and white shoot. For the interview, Complex’s Toshitaka Kondo spoke with Nicki about questions surrounding her sexual orientation, her relationship with Drake and Wayne, and why she stopped saying “no homo” but still likes “pause.”

Check out the entire article as well as more pictures and information about everything covered above, over at Complex!

The October/November 2010 Issue of Complex Officially Hits Stands On October 5. [Article + Images Via Complex]