Before and after pics show that Nicki has bleached her skin.
It has been reported that rapper, Nicki Minaj, has bleached her skin. Apparently, she used to have a golden brown look, but now has more of a yellow tint. MediaTakeOut shows before and after pics of her skin color, which does show a significant difference. The site also states that her cheeks are lighter than the rest of her skin, but that fact is not evident.
Nicki Minaj is known for her "Barbie' ways, but is she really trying to obtain a porcelain appearance? She has already been compared to Lil Kim and trying to copy her image, but is she really trying to continue that route with this apparent skin bleaching? This is a before pic:
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The site shows a picture of Nicki in the 10th grade, but this could have been taken after spending time in the sun. In the most recent picture showing her extremely light skin color, she is also wearing a bleach-blonde wig, which probably makes the tone seem lighter than it really is. Either way, it's a pretty noticeable difference.