Nicki Minaj brings to mind a wide array of imagery when you hear her name spoken. Personally, we think “crazy” is the best way to describe the hip hop and rap diva. She unleashes a roll of lyrics off her tongue like few others in the music industry. It all started back in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago where Minaj was born. She grew up in Queens, New York and carries that street swag on her shoulders with every word spoken and crazy outfit worn. Minaj garnered attention for her budding career with three mix tapes back from 2007-2009. When she was picked up by Young Money Entertainment the island-born, Jamaica, Queens-raised girl was about to bring her street presence to the big stage.
It seems like Minaj has been around for a very long time. But it was only 2010 when she released Pink Friday and immediately found success with her first studio album. She hit number one with the album and hasn’t looked back since. Her follow-up to Pink Friday was Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded in 2012. Reloaded also hit number one, further cementing Minaj as a legitimate player in the business. Her success saw her earn millions, from $6.5 million during 2010-11 all the way up to $29 million (as of June 2012-13). Minaj experienced tremendous success over the past six years and also made big headlines along the way. With her success and massive money grab, she has also gotten a tad bit nutty with her chaotic behavior. Nicki Minaj is no saint and she certainly knows how to make an entrance. These are 15 times Nicki Minaj proved she was crazy.
15. The Transformation
Nicki Minaj has gone through quite the transformation over her life. Looks are incredibly important to superstars. Often women are judged, whether fairly or unfairly, by how they look. It really doesn’t matter what walk of life you are talking about, women are almost always judged far more than men about their looks. Nicki Minaj is more than aware of this fact and regularly puts herself on display for any and all takers. Taking that position has led Minaj to go through a massive physical transformation that has taken her down the path of plastic surgery again and again. Minaj has juiced both her boobs and butt to maximize her hourglass look. Numerous facial surgeries have literally changed the color of her skin and has almost given her an Asian look. Regardless of the true number of surgeries Minaj has gone through, it is clear her transformation has taken her on quite a ride.
14. No Words
Shock value is always a good thing for a celeb. Shock value is something celebrities attempt to use to their advantage. It is something they coordinate brilliantly to maximize the attention they get and to prop up their Instagram numbers. This kind of shock value gets them into the mainstream entertainment media and inside entertainment rags. Here is Nicki Minaj in all of her glory, looking more like one of the Avatar species as opposed to a human being. Why is she looking so blue in this picture with crazy cleavage and wild pink hair? This pose (and the entire picture, honestly) makes little to no sense, but it is wildly consistent with what Nicki Minaj does. Shock sells.
13. Lick Me
It’s kind of difficult to extract the thought processes of someone who constantly wants attention. You know these people because you see them all the time when they attempt to glorify themselves in any way possible in order to get attention of any kind. For instance, in this crazy ensemble, we see Minaj dressed in quite the eclectic variety of wardrobe choices. First off, the ice cream necklace is an odd choice. We aren’t crazy about the cone, we personally go for sugar cones. But aside from that, let’s take a look at Minaj’s insane hair creation, a creation that was done up to match the colors of the cone. Creative certainly. But she looks more like a piece of art to gawk at than a human being. And if we stare closer at Minaj’s outfit, we see a crazy leather blouse sewn together in what seems like a baseball. No words.
12. Body Flaunting
If there is one thing for certain, we know that Nicki Minaj has no issues with her body. The rap diva is more than willing to flaunt her body with regularity. She isn’t shy about doing it, either. There is no doubt that Nicki Minaj can look pretty damn hot in almost any outfit she wears; especially the tight ones. She enjoys flaunting it and she definitely has got it. Minaj’s curves go north and south. Her booty is epic and combined with her ready-to-be-seen-at-any-moment-cleavage, Minaj is no stranger to being in the public eye. She is a regular violator on Instagram and knows how to play her looks to her advantage. Minaj does go to extremes to reveal nearly every part of her body imaginable and although she is no different from many other sexy female stars looking for attention, Minaj goes the extra mile with it.
11. Temper, Temper
We all know that Nicki Minaj is fierce lyricist who makes no qualms about unloading a stream of aggressive words in her music. She holds few punches and often can come across as crude and “street.” It has to be difficult for a woman in the rap/hip-hop world. Standing strong on your two feet in the midst of a sea of men who often denigrate the female body and their standing in the world can be quite a feat. But the reality of Nicki Minaj is that she does have a chip on her shoulder that allows her to take whatever verbal punches are hurled at her and strike back twice as hard. Her unpredictability, however, sometimes gets the best of her. That’s when she becomes crazy and lashes out. Minaj has gotten into confrontations with Mariah Carey and Miley Cyrus. With Cyrus, Minaj supposedly body- shamed the Disney princess for talking “ish” behind her back. Either way, Minaj has a short fuse and we wouldn’t mess with her.
10. Visual Artistry
Who doesn’t like a good show? Certainly, many of us enjoy watching a good songstress spin tunes in concert. But Nicki Minaj doesn’t hold back when she is in concert. I know what some of the women out there may be thinking: “she is exploiting her body. She isn’t the kind of female role model we want for our children.” Yes. On both accounts. Nicki Minaj is certainly no role model. Her performances are filled with raunchy productions to sensationalize herself and her cosmetically rebuilt sexuality. Her outfits are extreme and, at times, can be just a tad revealing. Here, Nicki sings while giving herself up from behind as a male dancer takes a sexual posture. It is not exactly a Celine Dion concert.
There isn’t exactly a lot to say about this. Clearly, Nicki Minaj has gone all Jackson Pollock on her face. Shock value is something that many artists go through these days. They do things to attract as much attention as possible. Here, this staged photo is more in the “Noir” direction as opposed to Minaj’s more normal, “Hey, look at my boobs!” poses. Her platinum blonde look also isn’t Minaj’s natural color but she, along with most female artists, has a tremendous amount of latitude when it comes to changing hair color. However, not nearly as many artists will strip down to nearly nothing and have their face painted like the 1980s exploded all over their face. This look isn’t the worst thing Minaj has ever done, but it certainly is on the extreme side.
8. Naughty Kitty
Some women don’t care what other people think. Others are hypersensitive and don’t like when people try to paint them into a box. Nicki Minaj is a free spirit who has her own opinions on what sexy means and how to present her image. And there is little doubt that Minaj presents herself as a sexual object. She is relentless in the exploitation of her own body. This photo perfectly captures what Nicki Minaj does best- shock. She works hard to showcase her body in almost every way possible. And Nicki Minaj doesn’t hold back. If it is raunchy and sexy, Minaj will not hesitate to be herself and her body on display. She will often times look like a sexy street walker and she doesn’t give a flip about it. That is Nicki Minaj in a nutshell; love it or hate it, she is going to be just exactly what she has always been.
7. Take Out The Trash
If you were going to smash a variety of different garments together like a cluster of nonsense, the picture above would make more sense. It’s as if someone had 10 different outfits and had to sew them together. Then they threw a clear trash bag on around it and “Ta-da!” you have the bottom part of this ridiculous ensemble. Minaj goes WAY out of her way to look extreme when she performs in concert. Her top in this one is basically a bra and a Michael Jackson “Beat It” jacket. Then there is the hair. I don’t even know how to describe this blonde wig. The fact of the matter is, Minaj doesn’t really care what you think about how she looks. She is all about shock and the more she shocks you, the better she has done for herself. If she can get a few Twitter ‘shout-outs’ then she has done her job. I’m quite certain the cameras were flashing over this crazy get-up and she got her desired Internet chatter.
6. Look At Me!
Nicki Minaj is not a person that would be described as docile or humble in any way. In fact, humility and low-key are two words that you will not find in her vernacular. Her ascent to the top of her business has been nothing short of meteoric. And these days, performers don’t get extra points or noticed for being simply being great. No, they get credit for being “people crazy.” When you are backstage at an awards show and body slam Miley Cyrus, we can definitely cite the crazy-card. This isn’t the only time Minaj has gone off the rails. While she was working with Mariah Carey on American Idol the two divas went head-to-head in a verbal brawl that was more of a backstage fiasco than anything we got to see on camera. The point is, Minaj will do anything to make a scene and she rarely can control her temper.
5. The Backside
Nicki Minaj’s body transformation goes back a long way. She started her life as a slim young woman and quickly morphed into a tremendous hourglass package. Minaj didn’t always have the body she has today. She went through a variety of changes along the way. One of the most striking changes she went through was the expansion of her backside. Nicki Minaj is known for having a bodacious booty. There have been many rumors that she got a butt implant but Minaj has confirmed nothing. Minaj has actually denied that she got a rear bumper boost but pictures tell a very different story. And for $11,000-$17,000 you can get one too! With the Internet abuzz about booties, it is not a surprise that celebs have gone out of their way to “expand” their rear horizons.
4. Lollipop Fixation
Uh…yeah. We all have seen the girl on Facebook that does provocative photos to get extra attention. They will pretend to be licking or sucking on something to get likes and comments. They will dress like whores so people will pay attention to them more. Hey, guess what? We are also describing Nicki Minaj! It’s one thing to dress sexy, but Minaj has no boundaries for her desire to be noticed. In this picture, she thrusts her privates forward, showcases as much of her body as she can, and continues to double-down on her self-sexual exploitation. The lollipop licking is obviously a classic oral message that she is willingly sending out to the public. The gold chain and hood is a nice “street” touch to an otherwise crazy outfit.
3. Twerk Girl
If you pay for it, stick it out! We all know the plight of Nicki Minaj’s well-documented booty implant. She wanted the goods in the backside and has pushed the envelope on both ends. To further collect on her plastic surgery investments, Minaj goes out of her way to show the world just how hot and sexy she can be. She is a twerking machine and doesn’t care much who is watching her. Nearly every video of Nicki Minaj can capture at some point her bending over and shaking her well-invested booty like a kid shaking a wrapped Christmas present. To tell the truth, Nicki Minaj often resembles more of a stripper than a singing star. One of the issues is that Nicki Minaj knows she can’t sing like other famous musical artists. She doesn’t have the voice of Mariah Carey or Rihanna. To compensate, she bends over and shakes her rear wearing little to no clothing. And guess what? It seems to be working.
2. Futuristic Freak
The convergence of fashion and crazy collide right at the doorstep of Nicki Minaj. The saddest part is that she is an attractive woman, although her assets have been greatly enhanced. There are no bounds to what Minaj will wear (or not wear) and when (or how). Much of the attention she grabs is based on her clothing choices (or lack thereof). Here’s another Michael Jackson-wannabe outfit that was manipulated to meet with a Madonna “Vogue” kind of thing. We aren’t sure what the heck Minaj put together with this little outfit. She shows a defiance for normalcy and goes out of her way to look like a freak. That is the craziest part of her. Now, if you have ever heard her speak, she doesn’t exact light the world up with her intelligence. And her lyrics follow suit. But Nicki Minaj feels more like a sideshow act than a talented music artist. It’s all part of the “Nicki Minaj Experience” though. She is who she is, love her or hate her she’s going to be crazy-unpredictable.
1. Happy Halloween?
Halloween is a wonderful time of year. Millions of children far and wide go from house to house to collect candy. A Halloween tradition is dressing in different kinds of creative outfits. Kids obviously will dress as their favorite characters and superheroes often fill the streets on this festive night. Adults like to dress up for parties and their outfits can tend to be a bit more risqué. Women will often go all naughty school girl or sexy nurse for the holiday to garner their desired attention from the opposite sex. Then there is Nicki Minaj. We submit to you her S&M Halloween costume complete with boobie stars. If you are wondering where her top is, there is no blouse to this costume. We are hoping it was a warm night, otherwise, that nipple tape may have flown right off.