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Nicki Minaj and Kobe Bryant on the cover of ESPN the Magazine’s “The Music Issue”

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Nicki Minaj isn't happy that her forehead appears to have been altered on the cover of ESPN the Magazine's annual music issue, according to her post on Instagram.

Minaj describes the photo, taken with Kobe Bryant, as "when retouching goes wrong."

Not quite sure that the forehead manipulation is obvious, but her body does look very distorted.

Minaj did post an untouched original from the photo shoot. It's taken at a different angle from the photo used for the cover shot, but at least here she looks adult-sized.

Minaj and Bryant's cover is one of three different covers featuring athletes and artists. Other couplets include Chris Paul and Kendrick Lamar, as well as Calvin Johnson and Eminem.

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