While she was likely emulating Marilyn Monroe, the resemblance to Lil Kim had Nicki fans shook.
When it comes to Nicki Minaj, there will always be drama. Even when she's posting a relatively harmless magazine cover that she graced, her fans still managed to bring up one of her beefs. Nicki has been dominating headlines since a few weeks ago after she revealed the identity of her new boyfriend. Kenneth Petty, the man she's been spending time with, has a complicated criminal history. Petty has spent time in jail for murder and sexual assault, causing fans to worry that Minaj may be making the wrong decision by stepping into a committed relationship with him. Now that that's pretty much settled in, the Barbs have found something new to freak out over.
As she showed off her new cover campaign for Vogue Japan, Nicki fans noticed that she was wearing a mole above her left lip. Of course, the style has been mimicked by many after Marilyn Monroe popularized it decades ago. However, fans aren't talking about her resemblance to the classic movie star. Instead, the Barbs are comparing her to Lil Kim, a rapper who she's had serious issues with in the past. One fan commented, "So she got a mole now... ok lil kimnicki." Of course, the comments derive from the beauty mark Kim has sported for years. It's likely that Nicki didn't even have this in mind while shooting the cover but, as things always happen with her, some drama just appeared out of nowhere.
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