Nicki Minaj VOGUE

Nicki Minaj’s album may be titled “Pink Friday” but the singer was blue Thursday in a newly released photo from Vogue.

Steven Klein shot the pop starlet for the March issue of the magazine, where she is covered in blue body paint and wearing a pink wig.

The “Roman’s Holiday” singer showed off her inner Smurf while coloring her skin blue and strapping on bright red frock for the Steven Klein shoot – with Nicki also chatting with the magazine about everything from fashion to her plans on starting a grand foundation.

Highlights from Miss Minaj’s interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Vogue!

On what she’d like to be if not a musician:
“A huge part of me wanted to be a lawyer! I would do a really good job as a prosecutor.”

On learning how to dress at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts:
“I was dressing in Tommy Hilfiger baggy shirts and Boss jeans, but then I met a person who dressed like a tiny lady—pantsuits, heels, lots of makeup. I thought she was larger than life. She once did my makeup—I had never seen myself made up before. I didn’t want to wash it off; I felt like I had one day to live this fantasy of being a glamour girl.”

On being far from label-obsessed in her downtime:
“If I can combine designer things with other things, I’m a happy camper.

On her love of high-end accessories:
“Giuseppe, Versace, YSL, and Fendi shoes. And I bought tons of Vuitton bags. When you’re a young girl from Queens, you’re going to stock up on those bags.”

On being adamant that her legacy will not be one of a free-spending, know-nothing celebrity:
“[I’m planning] an enormous foundation to nurture girls. The Nicki Minaj girl is a fun, artsy girl who can become a fierce force to be reckoned with on Wall Street! They hang on my every word, so I tell them, go to school, be ambitious. The worst position is to be financially dependent on the man.”

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