Nicki Minaj Thinks Of Herself As a “Piece Of Art”

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Ever wondered why Nicki Minaj dresses like she does? She spilled to Teen Vogue that she wears Marge Simpson wigs, psychedelic bodysuits, and leather hot pants not because she wants to dress like a crazy person, but because she’s a walking, talking piece of artwork. Oh! We totally get it now!

Find out what else she had to say…

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On her wacky signature style: “I’ve constantly tried new things, even as a child, and have always been obsessed with pink. Now I’m just a little more ladylike and fearless. You should never feel afraid to become a piece of art. It’s exhilarating.”

On career-defining moments: “The song “Monster” — never in a million years did I think I’d get a chance to record a song with Jay-Z or to be on a Kanye West album. It was truly a defining moment as an artist.”

On young fans: “It’s a blessing! They feel like my little sisters and brothers. I have this urge to protect them and have fun with them at the same time.”

Read the rest at TeenVogue.com!