It’s all Nicki! Despite what you may have heard, you won’t find doctored photos of Nicki Minaj on her social media accounts — the singer has declared that she doesn’t airbrush her pics before posting.
Nicki Minaj, 32, has always stood out from the crowd. In this day and age, where photoshopping reigns, it’s only natural to assume that most celebs retouch their photos on Instagram and Twitter. On Aug. 10, fans accused her of touching up a photo on Instagram of herself and boyfriend Meek Mill hanging out with Nicki’s hairstylist, because of a weird curve that appears in the photo. Nicki’s response definitely surprised us!
In the photo Nicki posted on Aug. 10, it appears that the stylist’s pants curve directly in line with Nicki’s famous behind. The comments section of the snap exploded, with fans freaking out left and right that “this is a terrible Photoshop” and “the guys pants next to her are messed up cuz she edits”. See for yourself:
However, you’d better believe it — those curves are 100% Nicki! The singer texted her photographer, Alex Grizz, to ask if the photo was edited without her knowledge, and he confirmed that it’s just a weird shadow:
“Lol why did I actually text @grizzleemusic about this?” Nicki captioned the screenshot. “Yall so damn crazy. I was like we don’t need to do that.” Indeed, if you look closely, you can see the stylist’s pants through the shadow. Mystery solved!
Celebs Who Retouch: Kim Kardashian’s $100,000 Photoshop Budget
Unfortunately, there are plenty of stars who believe they need to edit their photos in hopes of looking absolutely perfect. Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and others have been known to airbrush their personal photos before posting, and it was even reported in Feb. 2015 that Kim pays an assistant $100,000 a year to work magic on her pics. “Kim used to ask a friend to fix up photos, but it would take hours. She finally decided to hire a pro who can be on call 24/7,” OK! magazine reported. So unnecessary!
HollywoodLifers, do you believe Nicki, or do you think she photoshops photos like other celebs?
— Gabriella Ginsberg