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Nicki Minaj Isn’t Thrilled About Her Retouched ESPN Magazine Cover

Nicki Minaj isn’t at all happy that the folks at ESPN Magazine at the moment.

The rapper recently took issue with some of the retouches the publication made to her cover, a photo that found her hanging out with Kobe Bryant. Since Minaj feels she looks different in the finished product, the rapper addressed the situation on Instagram.

“When retouching goes wrong,” she explained in a recent post.

Nicki Minaj also included another photo that was reportedly taken during the shoot. According to the former American Idol judge, this image gives fans an idea of the changes ESPN Magazine made to the recent cover.

“I love my personal unretouched photos where my forehead doesn’t mysteriously grow in length,” she wrote on Instagram. Take a look at the picture in question below.

Check out the cover below. It’s easy to see that the publication did make a few odd adjustments to Minaj’s forehead.

Although Nicki didn’t like what the magazine did to her photos, the rapper enjoyed the time she spent hanging out with Kobe Bryant. At least the experience wasn’t a total wash.

Not too long after Nicki Minaj decided to call out ESPN Magazine over the alterations they made to her photos, Editor in Chief Chad Millman issued a statement on the matter to E! Online. In short: The publication made a few minor changes to the photographs, but not enough to make Minaj look weirdly out of proportion.

“While we occasionally make minor visual and cosmetic adjustments to cover images, we do not significantly change a person’s unique physical characteristics. The folks on our covers are too proud of their bodies to stand for that. The forehead Ms. Minaj walked in with is the one on the cover and we’re thrilled she participated,” Millman said.

Check out a few other photos from the recent issue below.

What do you think about the changes ESPN Magazine reportedly made to Nicki Minaj and Kobe Bryant’s recent cover? Do you think the magazine went overboard with the retouches?

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