Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET Photo: Nicki Minaj at the 2012 BET Awards

Will the real Nicki Minaj please stand up? As wide-ranging and humorous as the American Idol judge's multiple rap personalities are, we've never really seen them interact in a formal setting - until now.

 

In an interview Nicki did for Elle magazine, she plays both super star and giddy journalist.

 

Nicki covers for the fashion mag displaying a toned-down, non-tradition Nicki look and the interview between parts of herself explores that idea.

 

The first question journalist "Nicole" asks the superstar rapper is "Who is Nicki Minaj?

 

The answer, as supplied by Nicki?

 

 "Nicki Minaj is the round the way girl," Nicki begins. "The little sister that beats up her big brother, and the friend that you can laugh with, for like hours and hours. And the friend that's gonna defend you if someone tries to play you."

 

Source: Hip Hop Wired