“In her performances, Minaj makes very explicit and challenging use of her beauty and her body, so I thought of comparing her to some of the most famous courtesans in history: the Marquise de Montespan, Comtesse du Barry, Madame de Pompadour, and Madame Rimsky-Korsakov. My idea was to reproduce four iconic portraits of some of the most fascinating females of the past in a series starring an American pop-culture role model. We tried to re-create those original portraits using similar furniture, props, and clothing, à la Visconti. Luckily enough, the result came out as surreal as it could be, just as I wished.”
Minaj surprised two pint-sized pop fans yesterday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Sophia Grace Brownlee, an adorable British girl in an pink tutu, became a Youtube superstar last month for her rousing performance of Nicki’s song “Super Bass.”
Nicki surprised her 12-year-old You Tube super fan Sophia Grace Brownlee on Ellen and, well, just watch…
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