Nicki Minaj Gets Make-Under For ELLE

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Nicki Minaj strips off all the outlandish outfits and wigs for her nearly makeup-free photo shoot with ELLE magazine. The American Idol judge said of the shots, "When I saw myself with barely any makeup at, it was such a ...like, I'm so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it's hard. I feel that it's become a part of me. To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol' crazy lashes- you know, nothing – I felt naked. It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes." Click the pics for a closer look at the Super Bass singer's dramatic make-under.