Ms. Minaj or as the world knows her – Nicki Minaj has made her way onto the front page of Elle Magazine, before featuring on everybody’s hit singles and even signing to Cash Money YMCMB records as the first (and currently pretty much only) female active on the label to releasing a long awaited debut studio album that was well perceived.

After Lady Gaga had graced the cover in past issues it only seems natural for Nicki to embrace herself on the cover eventually as a huge music mogul.

The magazine cover states that it’s “the Music Issue!” starring Gwen Stefani with Adele, Robyn, Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Nicks, Aretha Franklin, Florence Welch, Hillary Scott, Willow Smith, Rihanna, J. Lo, Jay-Z, Beyonce and more!

How well do you think Nicki is taking on the fame with her recent magazine covers, are you feeling them – is it over exposure or can you simply just not get enough?!

Check out the behind the scenes video below. This issue will hit stands on April 12. Be sure to pick up a copy!

Lensed by Terry Tsiolis in a mix of casual and elegant wares, Nicki dons the designs of Givenchy , Mark Fast, Jean Paul Gaultier and more. Speaking on her style Nicki tells Elle,
“I tend to like booties…[pause] and really flashy shoes; totally studded out, in five colors with an insane platform.”

For the full interview and photo spread, check out