Never underestimate the power of makeup, rapper and American Idol judge Nicki Minaj says in a recent new interview, addressing rumors that she had lots of work done on her face and on her body.
Check out the first video below, embedded at the end of the article, to see what Nicki had to say in her defense.
She doesn’t address the rumors about having had implants put in her backside and her chest, but she’s adamant she’s just as natural in the face as she was many, many years ago, before she broke on the scene.
Well, perhaps the veneers are an exception, but they don’t count as plastic surgery, even if they do make her less natural.
”I’ve never had surgery on my face. They’ll see contour and they’ll think you had surgery on your nose,” Nicki says.
The second video embedded below, one of the many comparisons videos for her available online, hints that she had an eyebrow job, rhinoplasty, fillers in the lips, backside implants and a breast augmentation.
At least where her face is concerned, she’s all natural: if she looks any different these days, it’s because she has a team of good people who know what works best for her in the makeup department.
“No, no, no, look at RuPaul’s Drag Race and you’ll see how you can make your nose look any shape you want. When people see my makeup, they think all types of crazy things that I’m doing to my skin, but it’s makeup,” she says.
She also reveals she’s set to ditch the crazy fashion she’s been rocking for the past year, going for a more grownup look for 2013.
Moreover, in a bid to let women know that Nicki too has her bad days, she talks about one of them, which would usually see her with “scarf on my head, t-shirt, and Uggs.”