Nicki Minaj is featured on the cover of Paper magazine’s December issue with a racy photo showing three different versions of the rapper touching each other sexually.
The cover was shot by Ellen Von Unwerth and styled by Minaj for the magazine’s “Break the Internet” edition and includes the words “Minaj à Trois” at the bottom.
Paper casually shared the cover via Twitter on Tuesday evening (Nov. 14) after Minaj had shared a somewhat erotic video to her account hours earlier, confusing fans without context. Some even thought that Minaj’s account had been hacked, but it is now clear that the stylized handheld video is behind-the-scenes footage from the photo shoot.
Minaj’s cover story will be released Wednesday. Paper‘s last “Break the Internet” edition featured Kim Kardashian re-creating French photographer Jean-Paul Goude’s famous “Champagne Incident” in what what has now become an iconic pose.
Minaj is currently working on her fourth studio album, which fans are eagerly awaiting. It will be her first since 2014’s The Pinkprint, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and included the hit “Anaconda” that hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
See Minaj’s Paper cover and watch her behind-the-scenes video below.
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) November 15, 2017
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) November 14, 2017