see outtakes from her nyon photo shoot.

by nylon

Trinidad-born, New York-raised rapper Nicki Minaj, 25, has dropped rhymes on tracks by Jay-Z, Kanye West, Usher, Ludacris, and Sean Kingston. Now she's finally striking out on her own with the debut album, Pink Friday (due Friday, November 23rd).  Any girl who drives a pink Lamborghini, has a crew of alter-egos, and dresses like a self-described "Harajuku Barbie" is already solid gold in our books.

Check out her photo outtakes from the shoot below, and watch her work magic with NYLON TV.