NICKI MINAJ ON THE COVER OF NEW YORK TIMES T MAGAZINE.

It seems the superstar, Nicki Minaj, is gradually establishing her brand as The New York Times T magazine profiles the rapper for its seven-part “The Greats” series. Here is an excerpt from the magazine:

“Sonically, I know what the album’s about to sound like. I know what this album is gonna mean to my fans. This album is everything in my life coming full circle and me being truly, genuinely happy. It feels almost like a celebration. The last album, The Pink Print, was almost like my diary, closing the chapter on certain things and not knowing if I was happy or sad about beginning new chapters. I was really writing about feeling unsure. Now, I can tell you guys what happened for the last two years of my life. I know who I am. I am getting Nicki Minaj figured out with this album and I’m loving her.”

Her Sade look though.