How to Profile a Pop Star Without Asking About Her Music: The Theater of Nicki Minaj’s ‘Times’ Magazine Cover Story


Yesterday, the New York Times posted the cover story of this weekend’s magazine, a profile of Nicki Minaj by celebrity profiler Vanessa Grigoriadis. So far, much of the response has focused on its last few paragraphs, in which the diminutive rapping pop star dresses down the reporter for an ill-advised use of the word “drama,” ends the interview, and sends her packing to he hotel lobby.
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