Nicki Minaj is debuting her new “toned-down” look on the April 2013 cover of ELLE. In the issue, Nicki admitted to ELLE that it wasn’t easy to step away from her over-the-top looks. “When I saw myself with barely any makeup on, it was such a… like, I’m so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it’s hard,” said Minaj. “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.”
The issue hits newsstands on March 18th.