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Nicki Minaj, is that you?

The over-the-top rapper got a makeunder for a recent Elle photo shoot and Minaj admitted that parting ways with her Barbie style, even for a few hours, was hard.

"I'm so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it's hard," Minaj said. "I feel that it's become a part of me. To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol' crazy lashes— you know, nothing— I felt naked. It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes."

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In the April issue of Elle

, the American Idol judge also shared her experiences with bullying and offered advice to women on how to command respect."My advice to women in general: Even if you're doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss," Minaj said. "Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want— and don't allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. You want everyone to know, 'OK, I can't play games with her. I have to do right by this woman.' That's what it's all about."What do you think of Minaj's fresh-faced look?