Nicki Minaj may be a chart-topping pop-rapper, but it is more than her music that is getting people’s attention. Minaj’s wild, outlandish style is turning heads. Elaborate candy-coloured wigs, bubble gum pink lipstick and leopard print unitards have all become synonymous with Minaj.
Some describe Minaj’s style as “really weird” or “strange,” but celebrity style has taken a drastic turn in the past several years. Being famous nowadays is just as much about the talent as it is the look—performance art is the new chart topper!
Lady GaGa pioneered the trend during the rise of her fame in April 2008, after releasing the ultimate dance-anthem “Just Dance.” She shocked us all in wacky architectural attire, sky-high heels and edgy blonde wigs. Just three months later, when Katy Perry hit the scene with her controversial single, “I Kissed a Girl,” everyone was talking about Perry’s eye catching, pin-up girl style. And Ke$ha made her mark with her glittery grunge style and bold eye makeup.
Fast-forward to the year 2011 and behold Nicki Minaj. Her signature look is a combination of Gaga, Perry and Ke$ha all wrapped in to one super star! Minaj’s style is incredible and mixes perfectly with her music. Her sound is unique, her lyrics are spot on and her place in the male dominated rap world is secure. Nicki Minaj, like the pioneers before her, is a bright light for those rising up the pop charts.