Erykah Badu x Nicki Minaj mismatching VIBE covers

Erykah Badu and Nicki Minaj share June/July’s VIBE magazine. I commented before on how Erykah’s cover photoshoot looks like it was inspired by INSA. When seeing the final cover a few days ago I observed that it isn’t particularly spectacular but is definitely typical Erykah dopeness.

…THEN today I saw Nicki Minaj’s cover.

Eh? Just my opinion but they don’t look they come from the same issue, or possibly even the same magazine. Beyond the covers looking as separate as chalk and cheese, I don’t feel like this cover represents any of Nicki’s multiple personalities very well OR captures any of her sex appeal. (Is it supposed to be fashioned off of pseudo Japanese amime?)

Here’s hoping what’s inside the pages is a lot more visually pleasing than what’s on the cover! On stands now, Ms Minaj gives insight to her new found fame, female MCs before her and her weird voices and Badu talks going naked and the importance of having a good partner in this latest issue of VIBE.

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