Without a doubt, Nicki Minaj has made a name for herself as a respected rapper and songwriter in the music industry, making her a true icon. 

But beyond her influence in the music industry, Minaj has also emerged as a fashion icon and trendsetter who unapologetically expresses herself through her unique and iconic style. 

The 40-year-old rapper's impact is profound, especially on women, whether through her groundbreaking music or her unique style choices, and this is more than enough for US Vogue to put her on the cover of its December issue. 

Nicki Minaj to be on Vogue's December Cover

Vogue took to Instagram to announce the news, accompanied by striking black and white images of Nicki Minaj donning an oversized striped suit and trousers, complemented by pointed stilettos. With a sleek updo, statement hoop earrings, and bold dark lipstick, she definitely radiated a powerful "girl boss" energy. 

This post was followed by a series of photos of the singer, including one particularly heartwarming image that captured Minaj cradling her son, both enveloped in the cozy embrace of a gigantic pink jacket. 

Nicki Minaj on Motherhood And Body Positivity

Nicki Minaj sat down with Vogue to talk about giving birth to his first child and accepting her body as it is. She recently gave birth to a son she called "Papa Bear." 

In the interview, she admitted that the journey of motherhood has been "nerve-wracking" for her. But despite the challenges, she emphasized her sense of control over the situation.

"I try to remember what's really important," the first-time mom told Vogue. "I look in my son's face, and my whole soul lights up."

The rapper talked about her journey of self-acceptance and highlighted how much time she has spent getting to know herself as she reflected on embracing her body and accepting things that are out of her control.

Nicki Minaj on Her Upcoming Album 'Pink Friday 2'

Nicki Minaj is currently busy writing and recording. She is set to release her long-awaited fifth studio album "Pink Friday 2" on December 8.

In the same interview, Minaj said she returned to the "old game plan" for this album, referring to her debut album "Pink Friday," released in 2010, that signifies a return to her original style.  

According to Vogue, "Pink Friday 2" was written from the viewpoint of "a woman who has gotten many of the things she dreamed about," and yet, "the past still tugs." Minaj is appearing on the cover of Vogue for the very first time.