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V Magazine tapped Nicki Minaj for the cover of their January 2011“Discovery Issue.”

In it, the Young Money mistress dons black face paint and pink lipstick for the shoot photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinood Matadin.

Besides her standout look, the magazine features Minaj speaking on her infamous alter egos.

According to Minaj she lets her “voices speak” and enjoys being a different person when she pleases.

“I just always want to do ‘me’, but ‘me’ changes every day…I would crumple up and die if I had to wake up and be the same person every day. I don’t silence those voices anymore. I just let them speak.”

Following the shoot, Minaj was obviously pleased with the end results and took to her Twitter page to encourage fans to check out her most “bad a** shoot to date.”