The minimalistic cover, reportedly designed by Kanye West’s DONDA collective, doesn’t feature Minaj as one would expect, but rather a fingerprint engrained in what looks like pink shadow and emblazoned on a stark white background.
The toned down cover is a departure from Minaj’s previous colorful covers, and also quite boring. I know West fancies himself an artist, but this is just lifeless and lacks any thought or imagination.
Nicki Minaj’s music and image are neither understated nor subdued and her album covers shouldn’t be either.
It’s never too late to make a change. If I was Minaj I’d swap out this cover with the quickness.