Eve Slams Nicki Minaj's Raunchy Paper Magazine Cover

November 16, 2017

On Wednesday's episode of The Talk, new co-host Eve made it clear that she didn't approve of Nicki Minaj's new Paper magazine cover. "I worked with Nicki, I got to know her on Barbershop… she’s a nice person, she’s an amazing rapper, and as a lyricist I respect her… but as a woman, from my point of view, personally, I would not be able to do that,” Eve noted. "For me personally, as I started coming up in the business, I started realizing that young girls were looking up to me and younger people were looking up to me, and that, not that you want to be a role model, but it becomes what you become, it is what you are." The 39-year-old rapper added, "As I’ve gotten older... I’d just rather be a voice that’s uplifting… I can be a voice for those girls that might not have a voice, in a different way without showing myself off... I just don’t think it’s right." Paper's new cover features Minaj in a "Minaj a Trois" with three different version of herself.