Nicki Minaj is striking all kinds of sexy poses for the May issue of Elle Magazine. When asked about her funky style, the 26-year-old singer tells the mag:

    “I tend to like booties…[pause]”—she takes a beat to clarify: no sexual meaning implied—“and really flashy shoes: totally studded out, in five colors with an insane platform.”

Oh, how we love Ms. Minaj! As for her career aspirations while growing up, she adds:

    "I always wanted to play with the boys. I didn’t want to be a pawn in their game or have a sidekick role. I wanted to be more of a lead character—a superhero.”

Looks like Nicki is heading to infiniti ... and beyond!

See another sexy photo from the Elle spread ... after the jump.