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:
In one of her earliest red carpet appearances, Minaj stepped to the BET Hip Hop Awards in an all-black look, made from a leather jacket and ripped pants. If you’ll take a closer look, you’ll see the Barbie necklace is already there.
Still going for a relatively simple look, Minaj attended GQ Men Of The Year party wearing a black mini dress, matched with pink highlights.
To the 2010 BET Awards, Minaj chose a white gown, but it was the bright orange hair that stole the show.
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.
To the 2010 AMA’s, Minaj wore a neon pink Manish Arora embellished midi-dress, which featured a 3D rib-cage.
At the 2011 Grammy Awards, the rapper wore a head-to-toe leopard outfit by Givenchy.
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.
Attending the 2011 AMA’s, the rapper wore a taffeta and lace Oscar de la Renta gown.
At the 2012 Grammy Awards, Minaj caused controversy in this nun-like, red Versace ensemble.
For the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards, Minaj wore a colorful pastel dress paired with a pair of custom-made teddy bear shoes.
Attending the 2012 VMA’s, Minaj wore a black cap, black lace Versace jumpsuit and embellished Louboutins.
For her first Met Gala appearance, Minaj wore a navy blue gown by Tommy Hilfiger. The dress featured cutouts around the midriff.
Minaj looked stunning walking the red carpet of the 2013 BET Awards wearing a lacy black gown.