To start the New Year, Rolling Stone Magazine will feature Nicki Minaj on their cover with a feature article titled "Mad Genius, Manic Diva". Rolling Stone Magazine gave Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint, a 4 out of 5, which matches up pretty well with the score we gave her latest project. While relatively critically successful, Minaj's The Pinkprint is scheduled to sell between 155,000 and 165,000. Nicki recently told Billboard Magazine "The Pinkprint will be important to Hip-Hop," but what do you think? Will it have a lasting impact on the genre as a whole or nah? Although her sales aren't extravagant, they do put her near the top of major label releases from 2014. 

The Jamaica, Queens-based emcee recently released a short film to coincide with the release of her third studio album, The PinkPrint.

Check out the cover shot of a barley-covered Nicki in the gallery above.

[Update: See High Res Cover & Excerpts]

Now we've received the full resolution cover for Nicki Minaj's sexy Rolling Stone cover, as well as a few interview excerpts from the issue.

Take a look at the cover (once more) above, and read a few excerpts below. The Pinkprint is out now. This issue hits stands on January 2nd.

On The Pinkprint giving insight to Nicki's personal life:

"One of my goals was to give people a glimpse into my personal life, because it's something I've kept very private," she said. "I had to learn to do something as simple as sleep alone," she says. "I struggled with 'Do I express these feelings?' And I decided there's no reason for me to hide. I'm a vulnerable woman, and I'm proud of that."

On her mission:

"With a video like 'Anaconda,' I'm a grown-ass fucking woman!" she says. "I stand for girls wanting to be sexy and dance, but also having a strong sense of themselves. If you got a big ol' butt? Shake it! Who cares? That doesn't mean you shouldn't be graduating from college."

On her infamous "Monster" verse for Kanye West:

"He said, 'What do you really wanna say?'" Minaj recalls. "So instead of writing a rap, I wrote pages and pages of like, 'I'm sick of people talking about this, tired of people saying I'm that' — ranting in a notebook, basically. Then I read it back, highlighted major things and put it in rap form."