The glamorous rapper and the Latin sensation seemed to many an unlikely duo for the ad. But the shot proves that Minaj and Martin make the perfect pair.
Against a 1980s-esque pop art background, Minaj poses on a red motorcycle wearing a hot pink latex dress, bubblegum pink hair, lime green eyeshadow, and (of course) MAC's new Viva Glam lipstick.
Martin poses next to the blinged-out rapper holding a gigantic MAC lipstick over his head. Martin wears a 50s-style black and white leather vest that shows off his intricate bicep tattoo.
The $14 lipsticks, titled Viva Glam Ricky and Viva Glam Nicki, go on sale in February and will benefit MAC's Viva Glam campaign that has raised $224 million for HIV/AIDS-related causes since 1994, reports the Daily Mail.
Famed photographer David La Chapelle was at the helm of the shoot, photographing the pair back in July at a shoot location in Miami.
The photograph has all the trappings of a La Chapelle piece - bright colors, sexual undertones, tongue-in-cheek themes, and A-list stars.
Barbz, check out my #MACVivaGlam photo w/@ricky_martin on Facebook! Minaj tweeted about the MAC ad. Lipstick's out in Feb - buy 1 save a life!
Martin responded with similar excitement: My #MACVivaGlam photo w/ @nickiminaj is on Facebook now. Products out in Feb support the #MACAIDSFund. Kisses and more Kisses. What do u think of this campaign? #UNHATE #Bentton.
Minaj teamed up with MAC just last year to launch her Pink Friday lipstick. The item was a bestseller and flew off the shelves. It can now be found on eBay going for as much as $79.
MAC Viva Glam campaign has previously starred Lady Gaga and Cindy Lauper, Pam Anderson, and Christina Aguilera.