The title says its all... "The Rise and RISE of Nicki Minaj". Styled by George Cortina and shot by photography duo Inez and Vinoodh for the 69th issue of V Magazine, Minaj seen in tribal paint embodies an African warrior and might we say she looks FAB! It seems like the now platinum selling artist is sitting comfortably at the top and we have to agree, she belongs there. Congrats Nicki! You deserved it!