Nicki Minaj turned heads at the 2012 Grammys in a custom made Versace dress; she looked like Little Riding Hood, and was joined on the red carpet by someone who appeared to be the Pope.
Last summer, Nicki Minaj not only ate a fried turkey leg on stage, she also had her first nipple slip during her concert for Good Morning America.
Nicki Minaj may have been trying to fit in with the models and their colorful outfits here at the latest Victoria’s Secret fashion show. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Nicki Minaj shows off her chicken wing necklace at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
It’s true: Nicki Minaj wore this outfit as she sat front row with Anna Wintour at the Carolina Herrera show at New York’s Fashion Week. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
Nicki at the 2011 MTV Music Awards. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Nicki’s latest outfit, made especially for the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Nicki performing at the 2012 All-Star Game. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Nicki Minaj wears Parisian-inspired pants during the 2012 All-Star game. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Nicki Minaj wore this black dress during her performance on the same night she brought the ‘Pope’ to the Grammy Awards. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Nicki Minaj has been turning heads with her over-the-top style ever since she exploded onto the mainstream music scene in 2010, with her debut solo album, Pink Friday. The Jamaica, Queens native made Billboard history that year, having seven singles on the Top 100 chart at the same time.
While the platinum-selling emcee quickly monopolized the female presence in hip-hop, Nicki’s image began to evolve with the introduction of her alter-ego — Roman Zolanski — her ever-changing hair, and her eccentric fashion choices. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a hater, it’s hard to deny the entertainment value of watching the petite rapper strut the red carpet in accessories that nearly topple her (see “Harajuku” inspired 2011 VMA outfit).
In celebration of her innovative, bold, and unapologetic style, as well as the release of her much anticipated (and maligned) sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, here are some of Nicki Minaj’s most outrageous outfits.