@Bntheloop Scoop: Nicki Minaj is a ‘Cheeky Genius’ for GQ, Talks Women Taking Back Control.
In the mag, Nicki talks about her “Anaconda” video — saying that she sees it as a normal video being about what girls do. She takes it a step further, saying there are scenes in the video that represent women taking back their power and being in control.
I don’t know what there is to really talk about… I’m being serious. I just see the video as being a normal video. I think the video is about what girls do. Girls love being with other girls, and when you go back to us being younger, we would have slumber parties and we’d be dancing with our friends.
Lupita Nyong’o by Mikael Jansson for Vogue
On her thought process when she won the Academy Award:
When her name was read out, the experience was, as she recalls, “very confusing, very numbing. I was just repeating my name in my head, so I didn’t know whether I had said my name or they had said my name! And then my little brother screamed, and time was suspended and it was just noise in my head.”
As Lupita gathered those voluminous silk georgette pleats of her custom Prada skirts, she remembers that all she could think was “Don’t fall on those stairs” because, as she drolly explains, “it’s not cute if you follow Jennifer Lawrence—it’s not cute if you’re the second one!”
“People are still filling me in on what happened after,” she adds. “My mother says I cried during the speech; I don’t believe her.”
Beyoncé Covers T Magazine
Beyoncé by Santiago & Mauricio for Out Magazine
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.
Diversity triumphs this year.
David Beckham talks to Esquire UK about undressing for photo shoots:
“It’s definitely got easier over the years, but when I was in New York, seeing a huge poster [of himself in a pair of briefs] on the side of a building, that was quite daunting. I remember driving past there, and stopping and running out and taking a picture, and this guy walked past me and he was like, ‘Oh, my God! Have you seen your d**k up there?’ Something disgusting like that. That was funny.”
Pretty Little Liars’ Shay Mitchell on what she wishes she knew when she was 17 years old:
“Growing up, I wish I hadn’t tried so hard to fit in. I’d tell myself to just embrace what you were born with because it’s beautiful and you were made like that for a reason. It’s tough being a girl. I think we need all of the support we can get.”
Katie Holmes on soon-to-be ex-husband Tom Cruise: “He has been Tom Cruise for 30 years…I know who I am and where I am and where I want to go, so I want to focus on that.”
This Alec Baldwin Vanity Fair cover and the cover line are perfection. [Click here for the full story.]