Nicki Minaj has been everywhere lately in advance of her upcoming album The Pinkprint, and it seems that "everywhere" includes a Rococo sculpture garden. For V's latest cover, Mario Testino shot the rapper having some fun with statues and cage bodysuits. In the accompanying interview, Minaj proclaims her love for — who else? — Donatella Versace. “I’m so in love with Donatella," says Minaj. "What I love about Donatella and what I love about Versace is that it’s so rich. It’s not afraid to be rich and braggadocious," which is, in fact, not a word she coined just for this interview. Minaj, who's also friendly with Jeremy Scott and Alexander Wang, says she feels comfortable in the fashion world:
There are attitudes in fashion and in hip-hop that match each other … it’s an almost snobby type of feeling. It’s fun! It’s like showing off! I think rap is a lot of showing off, and fashion is too. Versace is like, Look at me, bitch. I’m here.
After all, "Look at me bitch. I'm here" might as well be Minaj's motto.