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Nicki Minaj tries to ‘break the internet’ with NSFW ‘minaj a trois’ cover

The Paper magazine cover has Twitter in flames.


Kris Seavers


Posted on Nov 15, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 10:59 am CDT

Remember when Kim Kardashian West broke the internet with her nude Paper cover in November 2014?

Nicki Minaj may have just one-upped her. The rapper’s own NSFW Paper cover hit the internet Tuesday.

The triple-threat photograph by Ellen von Unwerth shows three versions of Nicki Minaj in a ‘Minaj a trois’—one version sits topless in a dark wig as another grabs her breast and the third kneels between her legs.


The original internet-breaking attempt by Kardashian West showed her baring big booty on the Paper cover. While analytics proved she didn’t really break the internet, she sure did work social media into a fiery frenzy.


Minaj’s cover likewise had Twitter shook.



Fittingly, Kardashian West signaled her approval of Minaj’s cover in an Instagram comment with three flame emoji. Likewise, Blac Chyna commented with four heart-eye emoji.

The only question is, who will try #BreaktheInternet next?

Update 6:07pm CT, Nov. 15: The full pictorial was published on Wednesday evening. You can view the steamy photos here.

H/T Billboard

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*First Published: Nov 15, 2017, 5:45 pm CST