Paper’s latest ‘Break the Internet’ cover features a Nicki ‘Minaj à Trois’

The internet was broken once before – and it can be broken again.

At least, according to Paper Magazine, who magicked up a sequel to their November 2014 cover of Kim Kardashian, shot by Jean-Paul Goude, recreating his famous photograph “Champagne Incident” with the star, seeing her balance a champagne glass on her derriere into which fell a perfect arc of bubbly. 

That’s not even to speak of the more widely discussed alt-cover, which saw Kardashian unveiling a highly polished butt. 

Paper Magazine returns now with the aid of Nicki Minaj, unveiling its latest “Break the Internet” cover. Captured by Ellen von Unwerth, who’s behind Christina Aguilera’sBack to Basics and Rihanna’s Rated R album covers, the whole shoot revolves around one mildly NSFW pun: “Minaj à Trois”.

Yes, that’s three Nicki Minajs all being sexy together. Paper creative director Drew Elliott wrote of the cover, “We have never called an issue Break the Internet since we did it back in 2014 with Kim Kardashian.”

“It takes a certain type of talent, with an awesome fan base and the ability to put trust in Paper to work our magic. I have always loved all of the looks that Nicki has done (and she has done them all). Her style (typically anchored by her off-the-charts hair choices) matches her musical talent perfectly.”



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