The Rolling Stone have a habit of creating provocative covers (remember Miley) and they've pulled in infamous photographer Terry Richardson to create this iconic image of provocative rapper Nicky Minaj. It's all part of the transformation of her image around the release of her new album The Pinkprint. Even though she isn't naked or the pose as provocative as other magazine covers Richardson always has a way of stripping the subject back to their basics and drawing you in. The objective for any cover is to get people to buy the magazine and we think this one ticks all the boxes in that respect.
You can read an extract of the interview here and buy the January edition tomorrow online and in stores.