Born in Saint James, Port of Spain, Nicki Minaj has surely played around with every shade of the rainbow, and by the looks of her everyday outfits, she definitely likes it. From wacky wigs to eccentric leopard-print dresses, Nicki Minaj, 35, is known for her love of extravagant attire. Today, she’s easily one of the most famous rappers in the music industry, so she’s virtually obliged to live up to people’s expectations – and this is specifically true when it comes to her public appearances. As exotic and extravagant as she is, Nicki Minaj has long proved that she enjoys being the talk of the town. This charming rebel, best known for her flamboyant personality (and wardrobe, of course), doesn’t like being criticized for her looks; however, we can’t deny that her style often runs on both sides of the spectrum: it's either too shocking or too good to be true. And to prove this statement, today we’ll talk you through some of Nicki Minaj’s best and worst fashion moments the world has ever seen. Without further ado, let’s just dive into it and see what it’s all about, shall we?
19 Nicki Minaj At The 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards
If there's one thing that's true about Nicki, it's that she definitely knows how to turn heads when walking through the door. There's something about the way she carries herself that instantly makes you wonder why you're so heavily attracted to her.
Arriving at the last year's CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Awards, Nicki Minaj has once again proved that she's the real deal. The hip-hop star stepped out in a gorgeous silk dress, designed by Alexander Wang, who, on the other hand, happened to be her date for the night as well. For the annual event, Nicki opted for a black leather handbag with fringed detail, however, all eyes were on her Barbie-inspired platinum hair.
18 Nicki Led The Glamour At The 2018 Met Gala
When the hip-hop star wants to make a statement, she perfectly knows how to do it, and her grand appearance at the 2018 Met Gala is an excellent example of that. Although she usually shocks the public with her eccentric outfits, this time Nicki opted for a beautiful Oscar de la Renta ensemble; and honestly, it was such a fantastic choice for the night. The female rapper donned an elegant dress, combined with a rosary-adorned headpiece, and we must admit how beautiful, classy and stylish she looks here. Apparently, Nicki Minaj has once again had all eyes on her.
17 Nicki Showed Up In A Gorgeous Ball Gown (That Kind Of Shows Her Romantic Side)
Speaking of her love of high-end fashion brands, we've noticed an interesting trend in Nicki Minaj's luxury wardrobe. Apparently, this bad girl is just fascinated with Oscar La Renta because she was once again seen wearing another beautiful dress by the same designer. This time, though, Nicki Minaj almost betrayed her typically eccentric style as she went for a beautiful dress with floral motives. Well, she may be a fan of clown-like looks - which aren't really that classy for sure - Nicki didn't make a mistake with this beautiful gown with a body-con silhouette. Well, this sure is one of her best looks so far.
16 Nicki Added A Touch of Extremity To Her Dainty Cavalli Frock
It was about time we all saw Nicki Minaj in such a fantastic mini dress, designed by Roberto Cavalli. Shortly after her brilliant performance at the 2017 NBA Awards show, Nicki was spotted heading to the NBA Awards after-party, looking like a sun-kissed flower.
American songstress and rapper Nicki Minaj offered us her beautiful interpretation of this yellow frilled and ruffled mini from Roberto Cavalli's Fall 2017 Fashion Collection. For the fabulous event, Nicki Minaj pulled out her hot over-the-knee lace-up heels, and it was like the icing on the cake.
15 Looking Fantastic In Roberto Cavalli Couture Gown
When in doubt, just put on your favorite black dress, and you'll be ready to go. This is probably how Nicki Minaj feels when she can't make up her mind about her red carpet looks. Last year at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Nicki Minaj, 35, was one of the best-dressed celebrities and attendees at the amfAR Gala Cannes. In the above picture, we see her wearing one of Roberto Cavalli's best couture gowns he has ever made. No wonder why even a notorious rapper like Nicki Minaj fell for its stylish and feminine design. Honestly, Nicki has totally hit the refresh button with this gorgeous dress.
14 Nicki Minaj Knows How To Work A Versace Dress
The 35-year-old hip-hop star donned a super chic and stylish ensemble for the 3rd Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards. Not that it's a rare thing for her, but this time Nicki just glowed in a beautiful Versace outfit, paired with stylish lace-up boots; her Chrome Hearts necklace only made her look more polished and put together. The female rapper looked stunning in her gorgeous attire that featured a hot design fully displaying her tanned legs. Clearly, Nicki Minaj was a real stunner at the Annual Fashion LA Awards, so she must've had quite a fantastic time there.
13 Nicki's Givenchy Dress Deserved An Award Too
In 2015, Nicki Minaj couldn't help but display her toned figure in her stunning Givenchy dress. As lovely as she looked at the 2015 BET Awards, Nicki's beautiful attire features an intricate lace design which goes really nicely with this oversized zipper, not to mention that it allowed Nicki to give us a hint of her tanned body. Another lovely detail about the dress is that its lace fabric adds a touch of femininity and delicacy to her look. It was indeed a brilliant dress to wear at the event where she got the award for the 6th Best Female Hip-Hop Artist.
12 Nicki Went For A More Sophisticated Look (When She Chose "Tom Ford")
Nicki Minaj may love rocking controversial looks (bordering on insanity, really), but she also knows how to look elegant and sharp for the Grammys too. The beautiful 35-year-old star stepped out in a gorgeous Tom Ford gown featuring a plunging, hourglass silhouette. Attending the 2015 Grammy Awards at the Staples Center, LA, Nicki Minaj looked relaxed and confident at the awards ceremony, and we can't imagine how many compliments she must've received that night. As elegant as she was, Nicki showed us that she knows how to work such a classy dress. The female rapper also opted for matching jewelry, nude lip, and long straight locks that made her look mega stylish.
11 Nicki Made An Appearance on Jimmy Fallon In A Pretty Dress Designed By Stella McCartney
How about wearing a more feminine piece by Stella McCartney? Well, that's what high-end fashion is all about, and it seems as though Nicki is fully aware of that as well. For a guest appearance on Jimmy Fallon, the female rapper donned a lovely dress from Stella McCartney's Spring 2014 Fashion Collection. During the interview, where Nicki promoted her 3rd studio album, Minaj caught the eye of her fans with her super chic dress offering a colorful silk fringing. Another cool thing that we totally love about Nicki's feminine dress is the perfect way she styled it with a pair of maroon Alaia boots. What a perfect combo, right?
10 Sadly, Nicki Is Still Into Latex Looks
Well, sorry to break your heart, but Nicki Minaj just can't escape from herself (and her cartoonish red carpet looks). Maybe her fans were under the impression that Nicki had totally ditched such ridiculous looks, but that's hardly the case at all. Attending the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, Nicki totally shocked the audience when she showed up looking like this. Not that her custom Vex Latex looks were a complete catastrophe; however, it makes one feel as though she can hardly breathe in this weird attire.
Obviously, Nicki Minaj is still into her latex outfits no matter how restrictive they are. For the MTV Video Music Awards, the star donned two custom Vex latex outfits that were far away from what we call stylish and classy.
9 Oops, Nicki Might Have Disappointed Her Fans With This Look
Okay, first things first - we have nothing against H&M except that fact that Nicki's H&M dress wasn't exactly the winner at the 2017 Met Gala. Not only was it an over-the-top look, but the asymmetry of the dress was a big no-no for her fans; not to mention the kimono-inspired detailing, which was really an unflattering one.
Last but not least, let's not forget the odd beading which makes it twice as hard to get the idea of the whole design. Sadly, there's just too much going on here which totally makes the design of the dress a poorly executed project.
8 Nicki Minaj's Worst Dress Is Right Here - Ouch!
No matter how many times Nicki Minaj disappoints her fans with her over-the-top outfits, they'll never stop being supportive or loyal; and that's a great thing. But realistically, it puts one in a pretty bad spot, making them look ridiculous and outdated. Speaking of fashion failures, this particular dress that Nicki wore at the 54th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles was a complete fashion disaster. The gifted songstress and actress might have searched for some fashion inspiration, but she definitely got in the wrong place. Her nun-like ensemble is indeed one of Nicki's worst fashion choices she's ever made.
7 Wearing Wigs Is Not Always A Good Idea
Frankly, it's exactly this outrageous look that makes us wonder what's happened to her rational sense of style. Instead of showing up at a party or at an awards show in another stylish dress, Nicki opted for this ridiculous outfit. From her oddly dyed hair to pompom balls and clashing color combinations, like this one here, Nicki almost proves that she can be the real queen of fearless fashion - although it doesn't always put her in the brightest spot. This gravity-defying wig she wore at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre was really disappointing.
6 Nicki Minaj's Dynamic Fashion Approaches Should Be Banned!
While listening to Nicki Mina's jams, her fans probably don't realize that their otherwise hot hip-hop artist is into super weird styles; and this particular outfit is a perfect example of her fantastically twisted outfits. Although we do get the idea of trying to be different and even provocative, we just can't keep up with Nicki's dynamic approaches. Nicki's love of Japanese street styles made her look kind of funny (if not ridiculous). The hip-hop artist rocked a green hair (or a wig) which she tastelessly paired with her pink Adidas trousers.
5 Nicki Showed Up At A Gig Wearing A Metal Bondage Gear (That Was A Big No-No!)
It seems as though Nicki Minaj is actually the biggest fan of all those colorful wigs, like this one. Maybe the 35-year-old artist is already fed up with her hairstyle, so she tries out new looks every now and then. But whether it's an effective plan is actually another story. Apparently, the hip-hop artist wanted to channel her inner fembot when she got on stage to perform her biggest hits. But somehow, Nicki's weird outfit failed to impress her fans, who probably wondered where her sense of style has gone. Unknowingly why, Nicki Minaj, 35, showed up at the Nokia Theater, LA, wearing a crazy pink wig and a metal bondage gear.
4 Did She Really Try To Replicate Marge Simpson's Hair?
Obviously, Nicki Minaj has a thing for wearing wigs in bright colors, and it's really starting to look super weird. Of course, there's a pretty good chance that she only does it for provocation. But still, it's really making her look like the worst dressed celebrity we can think of right now. In the above picture, we can see another poor effort of Nicki trying to look cool and different by blending the hair of Marge Simpson. The form and shape may be slightly different, but the idea is probably the same. Another weird detail is her cartoon-patterned jumpsuit, which really needs to be banned.
3 Her Appearance At Honda Center Was The Last Straw That Broke The Camel's Back
Moving on to her typical stage costumes, Nicki's approach to creating more provocative looks needs some polishing for sure. Somehow this bad gal doesn’t know how to keep and maintain a perfect style. Whatever she does, her public appearances are often quite catastrophic. Nicki's style seems to be an uncontrollable feature that often takes a turn for the worse. Obviously, she's having a hard time in the fashion department. Whenever she unleashes her colorful imagination, her fans may expect to see everything from her, including such catastrophic looks, like the one you're looking at right now.
2 Looking Like A Muppet Will Never Be Hot (Sorry, Minaj!)
While muppets may sound like the cutest thing in the world, they're an incredibly terrible choice for daywear, let alone a fabulous red carpet look. And speaking of muppets, Nicki Minaj literally donned one when attending the Caroline Herrera Spring 2012 fashion show. The beautiful rap diva was actually covered in muppets from head to toe, and her platinum blonde beehive wig didn't really make her look much better. As for her makeup and electric pink socks, they're probably the last shocking detail of her styling. Overall, Nicki Minaj’s outfit here seems to be a waste of money.
1 Nicki Tried To Rock A Cheetah Print Dress (But Failed To Do So)
The hip-hop artist just loves trying out new styles even if they are totally inappropriate or downright ridiculous. But oddly enough, Nicki kind of feels differently about this. Back in 2011, the 35-year-old female rapper caught the world off guard when she showed up looking like a lioness. Arriving at the Staples Center on Feb 13, 2011, Nicki Minaj looked super weird in her Cheetah print vintage bubble dress. Maybe she wanted to show herself as a strong woman but her couture dress didn't help her much. During the event, Minaj really looked like she was ready to pound on somebody like a dangerous lioness.