PINK FRIDAY PHOTOGRAPHER EXPLAINS ARTWORK

| October 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Female Emcee Nicki Minaj has been said to be just about everything under the sun, but BORING.  She has succeeded at getting into character far beyond expectation; we like to call her Harajuku Barbie. And for Nicki Minaj’s Debut Album “Pink Friday,” where else could she draw influences, but from her childhood blonde-haired blue-eyed playmate Barbie.

An armless, spider-like stemmed Barbie doll left fans and critics confused after a viewing of the artwork for “Pink Friday” last Monday. “[Nicki] wanted to rip her arms off to really do the whole Barbie theme, like when little girls trash their dolls,” says photographer GL Wood. “She wanted to look like one of those broken Barbies.”

Mission accomplished. Woods, who took similar shots of Minaj in the October issue of Out magazine says the rapper was inspired by their original shoot and wanted to go in the same direction but crazier.

Via her Twitter account Nicki Minaj comments:

“Had to rip my arms out the socket. Detachable arms cuz arms r for common fold. #itspinkfridayhoe *dead*”

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Nicki Minaj’s debut album “Pink Friday” will hit stores on November 22nd, Woods says fans can expect album artwork featuring girly aesthetics and more of Minaj’s never-ending legs. One idea Woods says he wished made it inside would’ve thrown her even more left-field. “I had an idea to cut up pieces of her and paste it back together. It still would kind of look like her, but it would be sliced apart and taped a little off centered.”

Nicki never fails to surprise us and “there’s people who are going to get it and not get it, but that’s the point. There’s few, if any, female artists now who are pushing the envelope. And that’s far from a bad thing.”

Source: VIBE

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