Credit: (Thomas Whiteside for ELLE)
It's rare to see Nicki Minaj without her thick makeup but the "Starships" singer covers Elle magazine's April issue with an almost completely fresh face. "To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol' crazy lashes— you know, nothing— I felt naked. It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes," she said. The mag hits newsstands March 26, 2013.