Mickey Boardman Says Directing Nicki Minaj Photo Shoot Was Torture
It’s no secret that YMCMB goonstress Nicki Minaj is known for being a downright diva and not afraid to piss people off to get what she wants when it comes to her work, but ‘Paper’ magazine editorial director Mickey Boardman recently gave a detailed account of what it was like to deal with the diva first-hand back in 2009.
Check out what he had to say below:
via Buzz Feed
Nicki Minaj was not fun. The Nicki thing turned out fine in the end, but it was two weeks of hideous torture and [her] walking off shoots. We had hired a photographer who’d shot her before. She liked the pictures, so we got him to shoot her again for the cover a year or two later.
The first day of the shoot, she was locked in a room with her hair and makeup team, people whom she picked — she made them put [all her hair/makeup] on, then take it off. She would not let anyone from our team, stylists or photographers, talk to her. She came out and it was a mess. The photographer took some shots and she said, “Let me see.” He [showed her] five frames and she walked off — it was insanity. I had to sign up for AOL Instant Messenger so I could talk to her later, and she hung up on me on AIM. It was a super headache. We were going to do another shoot and then she had to cancel the day before.
In the end everything was set up, but she wouldn’t use the stylist that we had. [Eventually] we got it, and the pictures looked great.
While Nicki herself has admitted that she can go angry Babrie on anyone when things don’t go her way, we’re wondering why dude is just now speaking out and it’s been four years since the shoot.
Do you think he’s using Nicki’s name and her recent spazz sessions on American Idol to capitalize on his exposure….or is he simply telling the truth?