One source claims the 18-year-old was actually bullied for being there -- apparently not everyone thought she earned the right to walk the shows!
The insider spilled:
Paper magazine's editorial director Mickey Boardman has worked with some of the most famous celebs, and now he's dishing out some inneresting goss, and he ain't holding back!
He had the pleasure of working with Mariah Carey for the December 2009 cover and called it "super-easy and fabulous."
"With Mariah, I wanted her to drink only out of a gold goblet, but none of that happened. She was a little nutty, though — all she wanted to do was be on all fours with the boobs out and the butt out. If you have Mariah, you’re going to get Mariah."
As for Lindsay Lohan, who did a spread for their March 2008 issue, he claimed she was "five minutes early" and also very easy to work with. Huh! That's a bit of a shocker.
And, Prince seemed to be the most pleasant to work with for their June 1999 issue.
He says that the rock star arrived early, and was already clothed, with hair and makeup ready. Unfortunately, Mickey and his staff weren't ready for him, so the artist offered to drive around in his stretch limo for a half hour until they were ready for the shoot.
When things fell through, he was happy to come back the next day to finish the project, which was "easy breezy" and became one of their biggest sellers ever.
Not only was she not a barrel of monkeys, but it was "two weeks of hideous torture." He continues:
"The Nicki thing turned out fine in the end, but it was two weeks of hideous torture and [her] walking off shoots… The first day of the shoot, she was locked in a room with her hair and makeup team, people whom she picked — she made them put [all her hair/makeup] on, then take it off. She would not let anyone from our team, stylists or photographers, talk to her. She came out and it was a mess. The photographer took some shots and she said, 'Let me see.' He [showed her] five frames and she walked off — it was insanity. I had to sign up for AOL Instant Messenger so I could talk to her later, and she hung up on me on AIM. It was a super headache. We were going to do another shoot and then she had to cancel the day before. In the end everything was set up, but she wouldn’t use the stylist that we had. [Eventually] we got it, and the pictures looked great."
Not exactly shocking about the Nicki stuff, now is it?? She's always been known to tell it like it is.
We want to know more, Mickey!! Dish! Dish! Dish!
[Image via Paper Mag.]