Nicki Minaj goes au-natural in new photoshoot

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2013, 15:25 PM IST

London: Nicki Minaj, who appears in Elle magazine`s latest photoshoot, has said that she felt naked with no make-up on.

The American Idol judge is on the cover of US Elle`s April edition, and she`s not wearing any of her usual trowelled-on slap, or even a bra, the Mirror reported.

In the three photos that have been released so far, she`s posing in a leather jacket, in a weird lady-faced swimming costume and (on the cover) she`s in an unzipped leather jacket.

"When I saw myself with barely any makeup on, 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!" she told the publication.