Nicki Minaj covers W magazine's Art & Fashion Issue

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Nicki Minaj is going way old school! The “Super Bass” singer posed for a series of photos that look like old paintings (think Mona Lisa) for W magazine.

Artist Francesco Vezzoli – who’s also worked with Eva Mendes and Lady Gaga — has transformed the singer into an 18-century courtesan for the photo shoot.

Neo-Rococo Portrait of Nicki Minaj as Madame Barbe de Rimsky-Korsakov
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ROCOCO PORTRAIT OF NICKI MINAJ AS JEANNE ANTOINETTE POISSON, MARQUISE DE POMPADOUR
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ROCOCO PORTRAIT OF NICKI MINAJ AS JEANNE BÉCU, COMTESSE DU BARRY
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ROCOCO PORTRAIT OF NICKI MINAJ AS FRANÇOISE ATHÉNAÏS DE ROCHECHOUART DE MORTEMART, MARQUISE DE MONTESPAN
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