Elle Music Edition: Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj, Willow Smith
Elle Magazine honors women of music past and present, and in this special issue Elle features some of the best in music shot by photographer Daniel King. Included among the pages are Aretha Franklin talking about her size, Nicki Minaj on playing with boys, Willow Smith discussing the sound of her new album, and Jennifer Hudson on singing with the drag queens.
In high school I was like, ‘Well, these are drag queens lip-synching, and I can really sing; why can’t I go up there?’ I would win all the talent shows.”
Aretha Franklin, Nicki Minaj, and Willow Smith when you continue…
I am going to rock this [size] 16. Sixteen probably sounds large to girls who wear 10s and 12s, but I love it, because it looks good on me.
I always wanted to play with the boys. I didn’t want to be a pawn in their game or have a sidekick role. I wanted to be more of a lead character – a superhero.
It’s going to be a party beat. I think you’re gonna like it!
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