Nicki Minaj’s Fashion Evolution
December 8, 2019
Penelope Trent

Nicki Minaj has come a long way since she first stepped into the scene! And much expectedly, Minaj’s style followed suit. From her early days of wildly elaborate and colorful costumes to her more recent toned down designs, Minaj has always kept things interesting on the red carpet.


In honor of Minaj’s birthday today, I decided to take a trip down memory lane, and see how much her style has changed over the years. Ao, without further ado, here is Nicki Minaj’s fashion evolution:


November 2009


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Still going for a relatively simple look, Minaj attended GQ Men Of The Year party wearing a black mini dress, matched with pink highlights.


June 2010


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To the 2010 BET Awards, Minaj chose a white gown, but it was the bright orange hair that stole the show.


September 2010


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Attending the 2010 Video Music Awards, the rapper wore a light pink silk Lura Starr vest and pants. Minaj matched the look with Versace heels, a pink wig, and Basile & Pape jewelry.


November 2010


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To the 2010 AMA’s, Minaj wore a neon pink Manish Arora embellished midi-dress, which featured a 3D rib-cage.


February 2011


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At the 2011 Grammy Awards, the rapper wore a head-to-toe leopard outfit by Givenchy.


August 2011


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At the 2011 MTV VMA’s, Minaj wore an Amato Couture hand-stitched metal dress, paired with an Onch Movement ice cream necklace and ShojonoTomo surgical mask.


November 2011


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Attending the 2011 AMA’s, the rapper wore a taffeta and lace Oscar de la Renta gown.


February 2012


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At the 2012 Grammy Awards, Minaj caused controversy in this nun-like, red Versace ensemble.


March 2012


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For the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards, Minaj wore a colorful pastel dress paired with a pair of custom-made teddy bear shoes.


September 2012


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Attending the 2012 VMA’s, Minaj wore a black cap, black lace Versace jumpsuit and embellished Louboutins.


May 2013


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For her first Met Gala appearance, Minaj wore a navy blue gown by Tommy Hilfiger. The dress featured cutouts around the midriff.


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