The term refers to a post on the Internet that draws millions of views and is reposted over and over again by its viewers. Shot by famed photographer Ellen von Unwerth, the shows Minaj in compromising positions, including one with her touching the breast of a likeness of herself; one of herself seated wearing just tiny pasties, high-waisted panties and boots; and the third of herself kneeling in front of the other two with her tongue out. Drew Elliott, the creative director of the magazine, said that the Minaj threesome was a first. Inside the issue, Elliott wrote of the Minaj cover: "We have never called an issue Break the Internet since we did it back in with Kim Kardashian. It takes a certain type of talent, with an awesome fan base and the ability to put trust in PAPER to work our magic. I have always loved all of the looks that Nicki has done and she has done them all. Her style typically anchored by her off-the-charts hair choices matches her musical talent perfectly. Social Media. Community Health Council summit.
Nicki Minaj ‘Breaks the Internet’ with Racy Magazine Cover
It's been a decade since Nicki Minaj released her very first mixtape, 's Playtime Is Over, which established her lyrical talent and knack for creating a colorful world filled with witty rap references, vocal impressions and memorable characters. Now, ten years, three studio albums, two acting roles in major motion pictures Barbershop , The Other Woman , several endorsements and business endeavors including MYX, her own brand of Moscato wine and an unmentionable amount of awards later, we have watched Nicki peel back the layers from her Barbie Girl public persona and expose a more personal side. Her last record, 's The Pinkprint , showed a more vulnerable approach to her music with songs about relationships and love. We even saw her style go through a similar evolution, trading the flamboyant, day-glo wigs and bright outfits that had become her trademark for a polished, natural look that favored more muted palettes and sleek, long hair. Related Break the Internet: Kim Kardashian. But what hasn't changed from day one is Nicki's connection to her immensely loyal fan base, TheKingdom FKA The Barbz , a connection that grows and thrives on the Internet and social media. It's a bond that has even seen Nicki changing fans' lives IRL, like when she offered to pay some of their college tuitions and student loans back in May. And now, while fans await her fourth studio album, which she's understandably being very tight-lipped about, Nicki's making sure not to leave us completely empty-handed — she currently has two major features climbing the charts, a remix of Lil Uzi Vert's "The Way Life Goes" and "MotorSport" with Migos and Cardi B.
Three years after Kim Kardashian West "broke the internet" by baring her butt on the cover of Paper magazine, Nicki Minaj is trying to do the same with a cover that's perhaps three times as racy. The explicit cover shows the rapper three times, appearing as a "Minaj a trois," as Paper calls it. The composite photo was shot by Ellen von Unwerth. One Minaj is standing and touching the breast of a seated Minaj, who is just wearing tiny pasties, high-waisted panties and boots, while the third Minaj is kneeling in front of the other two with her tongue out. Creative director Drew Elliott said that Paper does not use the headline "Break the Internet" lightly. More in Celebrities. He wrote, "We have never called an issue Break the Internet since we did it back in with Kim Kardashian.
Nicki Minaj has just attempted the unthinkable—to topple Kim Kardashian as the reigning queen of breaking the internet. And, she has certainly pulled out all the stops. Three years after Kim Kardashian's viral naked cover, Paper magazine has come back with another "Break The Internet" issue. And, it sure is racy. You'd be forgiven for assuming, at first glance, that Minaj is in the company of two other women. But, look closely and you'll see three different Nickis, each styled completely differently. Wanna Minaj? It takes a certain type of talent, with an awesome fan base and the ability to put trust in PAPER to work our magic," explains Drew Elliott, the magazine's creative director. But we had never seen all of these together — and now we have the chance, thanks to our cover shoot with the rap star and Ellen von Unwerth," Elliott continues.