Nicki Minaj has two trippy covers for the Complex 10th Anniversary Issue, and in her accompanying interview, the “Superbass” rapper talked about what’s next in her career.
Minaj notes that her biggest challenge is getting people to envision her outside her many high-profile collaborations. “My goal the whole time has been for people to see me as a stand-alone artist,” she said. “I came out with Young Money, the biggest hip-hop label in the world at that time. And then it was, ‘How do I branch away from Lil Wayne?’ One of my biggest records was with Drake, ‘Moment 4 Life.’ Even with the Super Bowl, it’s Madonna’s moment. I’m just sharing in that moment. It’s not Nicki Minaj’s moment. Nicki Minaj at the Grammys — that’s my moment. I’ve just been constantly on this quest to stand alone.”
Minaj also indicated that in the next 10 years, she will “definitely” be married with two, perhaps even three kids. Will she stay in the music business? “As long as I can continue to experiment, then I might be doing music in 10 years. I know that I don’t feel like I need to be doing music in 10 years to feel fulfilled. And I don’t want to be one of those people who doesn’t know when to call it quits. Let’s just say that.”
Check out more photos of Nicki Minaj by Christian Anwander for the Complex April/May 2012 issue below.
Bold shades of yellow and fiery reds definitely dominated the red carpet this week. From the understated to the extravagant, find out what we love about each one of these looks. Here’s a peek at Celebs.com’s top 5 best-dressed celebs of the week.
5. Jenna Dewan
Sporting a simple but chic red, embellished Notte by Marchesa dress with a coordinating clutch and Baccarat ring, actress Jenna Dewan looks undeniably elegant at the South by Southwest premiere of her husband Channing Tatum’s latest film, 21 Jump Street. She completes her look with nude Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps and wears her hair down and straight.
4. Michelle Williams
Actress Michelle Williams proves that less really is more at the Tokyo premiere of her film My Week with Marilyn earlier this week. The star wears an angelic white Alexander McQueen gown accessorized with a delicate diamond necklace by Forevermark jewelry and that’s all. She keeps her hair and makeup simple as well.
3. Elizabeth Banks
Donning an eye-popping yellow, sequin, open back dress by Bill Blass, actress Elizabeth Banks is all smiles as she poses on the red carpet at the London premiere of her latest film The Hunger Games on Wednesday. She carries a Judith Leiber clutch and finishes off her ensemble with Irene Neuwirth earrings and a Diamond in the Rough ring.
2. Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana takes a walk on the wild side in this red hot, lacy little number by designer Alexis Mabille at The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists Luncheon on Wednesday. She accessorizes with Lizzy Couture earrings, rings by Dalla Nonna and Melinda Maria and, of course, a crazy cool clutch and bronze shoes by Jimmy Choo.
1. Nicole Richie
Making a statement in a bright yellow, belted halter dress by Julien Macdonald with silver Casadei pumps, Nicole Richie attends the celebration for her new show Fashion Star held at Macy’s Herald Square in NYC on Tuesday. She accents her bold look with House of Harlow Jewelry and a gold clutch by Jimmy Choo.
One thing’s for sure: Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of Chanel, does not live like the rest of us do. In a new editorial for Elle France, the Kaiser was captured doing things everyday folks do: shopping for groceries, reading the sports section at a cafe, surfing the Internet and prepping a meal in the kitchen.
The juxtaposition between the proper yet eccentric Lagerfeld and his normal surroundings is quite jarring. This is a man who readily admitted to Harper’s Bazaar that he has everything from his sheets to his robes and nightshirt changed and washed every day, and that he uses a 100-year-old French product to soften his bathwater. What could he possibly be thinking while perusing the aisles of a plebeian grocery store?
Check out more photos of Karl Lagerfeld living like the rest of us below.
Sofia Vergara is the face of the Esquire April 2012 issue, which appropriately focuses on sex. In her accompanying cover story, the “Modern Family” bombshell talked about what American men should know about falling in love with a Latina.
For starters, men had better get used to Latinas’ mercurial personality and embrace patience. “There’s always a lot going on,” Vergara explained. “Nick wonders how I can get really mad and scream, then turn around, do something, come back, and forget that I was mad.” This polarity is for a purpose, she adds: “It’s better that way. You forget about what’s bothering you. It’s not like you’re holding it inside, you know? You get it out — and it’s over with.”
Vergara also revealed her lack of culinary skills. “Listen, I didn’t know how to make coffee when I came to the United States. Because in Colombia the maids do it,” she said. “A mother tells the maids what to cook. The mothers are like conductors of the household. But they’re not really doing it.”
See more photos of Sofia Vergara by James White for Esquire in the gallery below.
At a private dinner at The Terrace at the Sunset Tower Hotel, accessible luxury leaders Kate Spade honored celebrity stylist Brad Goreski. Goreski has leapt up the lifestyle ladder after his debut as the attentive, hilarious assistant to stylist-turned-fashionista Rachel Zoe on Bravo’s ‘The Rachel Zoe Project.’
Okay, you know you want to, so feel free to bust out your Zoe impression now – “Shut UP!” “Ba-Nanahs” – aaaah, that’s better. Back to Brad.
Goreski had his favorite females – including Jessica Alba, Minka Kelly, Ahna O’Reilly and Mandy Moore in attendance for support at the dinner, hosted by Kate Spade president and creative director Deborah Lloyd.
Check out all the purdy party pics below – we especially like Brad’s signature napkins – nice touch:
Photos courtesy of Kate Spade
Channing Tatum isn’t afraid to talk about his former work as a stripper, as he proved in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of GQ Style UK.
“I was young and dumb and stupid and wanted to make a little money,” he explained. “You can work 10 hours a day for minimum wage — that’s the opportunities for kids without a college education. Get some sh*t job that you’re really going to have to bust your hump for, or you can try something else a little crazy.”
Tatum admitted that it’s been difficult to adjust to the Hollywood scene, saying that he felt like an outsider at first. “I fought it really hard at the beginning. It’s hard on your emotional self,” he said. “Failures, even reading something someone wrote about you… God, I’m just trying so hard here.”
Channing Tatum was photographed by Jack Pierson for the retro-styled pictorial that accompanies his interview. See more of those photos below.