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Nicki Minaj transforms into “Barbie Nicki” for Rae Sremmurd’s “Throw Some Mo” visuals, also featuring Young Thug. Plus, InStyle magazine has responded to the backlash over Kerry Washington’s March 2015 cover. Pics and deets inside….

Nicki Minaj went back to the “Harajuku Barbie” look in the visuals for Rae Sremmurd’s club banger “Throw Some Mo”, also featuring rapper Young Thug. This is the second time Nicki hopped on a track with the rap duo as she dropped a few bars for the “No Flex Zone” remix.

The “ONLY” raptress pulled out her colorful threads and blonde wig as they filmed on the set of the new video at a skating ring in L.A. last night.

Producer Mike WILL Made-It and rap group Migos were also in the mix, likely to make a few cameos.

Donning a pink Versace jacket, neon green bra, colorful printed Versus Versace leggings and Giuseppe Zanotti booties, the “Anaconda” raptress posed it up in a few behind-the-scenes shots she shared with her Instagram followers:

And it wouldn’t be Nicki Minaj if she didn’t serve a few raunchy flicks:

Oh Nicki….

We see she’s further fueling the Meek Mill dating rumors. She posted the pic above with the caption, “Guess who wanted me to wear my hair like this?” Meek also posted the same pic with the caption, “The crazy part is I don’t even b hearing what yall talking bout!”

These two….

Guess we will see if the more natural Nicki or the animated Nicki will show up at the 2015 Grammy Awards as she will be presenting an award.

In magazine news….

InStyle magazine released their March 2015 cover featuring the fab Kerry Washingon a few days ago. And since then, they have been receiving tons of backlash from readers who have complained that the publication got a little too Photoshop happy on Kerry’s face and lightened her skin tone.

Now, the magazine has issued a statement regarding the cover and they claim they did not lighten Kerry’s skin tone. The reason she appears so “light” is because of they “cover lightening”. Oh…ok.

The statement reads:

We are super fans of Kerry Washington here at InStyle. To feature her on the cover of our March spring fashion issue is both an honor and a delight. We have heard from those who have spoken out about our newsstand cover photograph, concerned that Kerry’s skin tone was lightened. While we did not digitally lighten Kerry’s skin tone, our cover lighting has likely contributed to this concern. We understand that this has resulted in disappointment and hurt. We are listening, and the feedback has been valuable. We are committed to ensuring that this experience has a positive influence on the ways in which we present all women going forward.

Kerry responded:

“@InStyle: On KWs Cover: http://t.co/NKzbNwimYP” Beautiful statement. Thank u 4 opening this convo. Its an important 1 that needs to be had.

— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) February 5, 2015

Thoughts?

EXTRAS:

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Photos: Pacific Coast News/Nicki’s IG/InStyle

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