Nicki Minaj, Kobe Bryant Team Up For ESPN Magazine Cover [Photo]

Nicki Minaj and Kobe Bryant recently teamed up for the cover of ESPN Magazine.

The rapper and the basketball player appear together on the front of the publication. Although the issue isn’t available on newsstands just yet, that didn’t stop the cover from leaking online ahead of its scheduled release.

Nicki Minaj and Kobe Bryant are all smiles on the cover of ESPN Magazine. The rapper sits on a speaker with her hands on the basketball star’s shoulders while Bryant leans back against it. Check out image in all its glory below.

The so-called “Music Issue” shines the spotlight on Nicki Minaj, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar. Readers are also treated to a lengthy piece about Janet Jackson’s infamous stint at the Super Bowl Halftime Show ten years ago. Unfortunately, that’s all the info about the issue you’re getting at the moment.

If you still need even more Nicki Minaj-related news to get you through the week, then you’ll be happy to know that the former American Idol judge recently teamed up with Romeo Santos for his upcoming musical endeavor Formula, Vol. 2. The sophomore record should arrive at retail on February 25.

In addition to Nicki Minaj, Santos enlisted the help of Drake, Marc Anthony, Carlos Santana, and comedian Kevin Hart. Check out the promo video for Formula, Vol. 2 below.

Although Minaj is presently cooking up a new batch of songs, the rapper clearly isn’t above helping others with their own musical endeavors. Nicki recently showed up on the Natalia Damini’s track “Hot Fire,” a clip that recently appeared on Soundcloud. Check out the song in question below.

When she isn’t collaborating with other artists or appearing alongside basketball stars on the cover of magazines, Nicki Minaj is often found lounging at home in front of the TV or cooking up something spectacular in the kitchen. The rapper recently admitted that she’s definitely a homebody in her downtime.

“For one month straight, I watched ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ until I fell a sleep every night. I enjoy doing laundry. I can spend hours glued to Investigation Discovery. It’s my favorite network. I’m the best cook on the planet. My father taught me how to make curry chicken. My go-to snack is strawberry-banana yogurt,” she recently told Us Weekly.

Check out the rapper and Bryant on the cover of ESPN Magazine.

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Are you a fan of Nicki Minaj? What do you think about the rapper posing alongside basketball star Kobe Bryant on the cover of a magazine?