As one would guess, 2014 comes with more of Nicki Minaj. The latest news about the Young Money queen isn't new material though, but it is music-related. Minaj covers ESPN's Music Issue alongside Kobe Bryant.

The two are pictured in good spirits as Minaj dons a colorful, slightly eccentric outfit next to a coolly postured Bryant, who's wearing his to-be-released Kobe Elite 9 sneakers. This is not only Minaj's latest win, but also one for Bryant, who's been sitting out Lakers games because of a knee injury.

There's no word yet on what's mentioned in the interview, but obviously any word on Minaj's upcoming album is something to look for.

Eminem and Kendrick Lamar will also be featured in the issue, which will also look back on Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction during Super Bowl XXXVIII's halftime show for its 10th anniversary. ESPN's Music Issue will hit shelves on Jan. 24.