Nicki Minaj regrets her plastic surgery: ‘I was fine just the way I was’

She’s legit just as she is.

Nicki Minaj joined the “Run-Through With Vogue” podcast to discuss her new cover for the magazine, along with motherhood and why she regrets getting plastic surgery.

“I guarantee you, if you change anything on your body and do anything surgical and all this, you’re going to — more than likely, not definitely, more than likely — look back one day and say, ‘I was fine just the way I was,’” the “Starships” singer, 40, told host Chioma Nnadi.

“And that’s what happened to me. I could not believe even some of the photos that I didn’t love.”

Minaj opened up about her reason for going under the knife in the first place, saying, “I didn’t like being skinny, having a flat butt … having boobs that didn’t sit high enough. It was a lot of things.”

Minaj (pictured in 2014) recently underwent breast reduction surgery.
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She stars on the cover of Vogue’s December issue.
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The “Super Bass” hitmaker added that she used to shy away from looking at old photos of herself, as she was never satisfied with her appearance; now, she shared, “I love the way that person looks physically.”

Minaj believes her 3-year-old son — whom she shares with husband Kenneth Petty and affectionately calls “Papa Bear” — helped change her tune.

“I think pregnancy could’ve played a role because seeing my son did remind me of myself so much. My real self,” she said.

The rapper models looks from Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs in the magazine spread.
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She modeled the “no pants” trend in Ferragamo.
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“And it made me think why didn’t I like this? So weird. But seeing old photos, being able to look at old photos again made me realize, ‘These old photos are beautiful.’”

Minaj recently underwent breast reduction surgery, a decision she discussed in her December 2023 Vogue cover story.

“I love it. I used to want a bigger butt, and now I look back and realize how silly that was,” she said.

“Love your curves, and love your non-curves. There’s nothing wrong with any of it.”