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Nicki Minaj also graces the cover of Complex magazine's 10th anniversary issue, but unlike Justin Bieber's her face remained intact.

For the psychedelic spread shot by Christian Anwander stylist Rose Garcia dressed the Harajuku Barbie in striped and swirling creations from Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Obesity & Speed and Patricia Field.

After striking some fierce poses, Her Minajesty chat with Miss Info about her clothing line (it's happening!), her love/hate relationship with the camera and being a perfectionist.

Here's what Nicki had to say:

On her clothing line and fragrance:

"I’m working on my fragrance and my apparel line. They took stuff that I’ve worn, focused on what I like, and then they started doing sketches. They’re pretty amazing. I was like “Oh my God, the kids are going to love this.” It’s not gonna get done overnight, but I know that it’s something they’re going to love."

On cameras:

"I hate cameras. I hate cameras and I hate camera phones. The camera’s my worst enemy and my best friend. It’s the way I convey my emotions to the world without saying a word, so I use it. People always say, 'You come alive as soon as the camera’s on!'"

On here over the top facial expressions and body animations:

"I never rehearse what I’m gonna do in a video. It’s just that I have this love-hate relationship with the camera. I wanna please the camera so bad. The perfectionist in my brain is like, 'You have to be on.' I always want to feel like I gave everything my all and never, never, never exhibit laziness."

Check out the rest of Nicki's spread (below) and tell us whose cover shoot U like best: Bieber or Minaj???

[Image courtesy Complex.]

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