Nicki Minaj's new album, Pink Friday, is dropping in just a couple of weeks, and all indicators suggest that she's about to become a major player in popular music. You've probably already seen her on the red carpet, and if you listen to top 20 radio at all, you've definitely heard her. But have you seen Nicki's cool costumes and awesome music videos? I've put together 10 of her wildest looks so far. Check them out and tell me if you think she's the next big thing in pop style.
Flying the Friendly Skies
With a backdrop straight out of Sin City , Nicki worked the sexy retro flight attendant angle.
For her new album's promotional art, Nicki wore this wound-up wig and cool mermaid-tail false lashes.
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Performing with Will.i.am at the MTV Video Music Awards, Nicki rocked one of the largest bouffant hairstyles on record.
At the BET Awards, Nicki channeled the mad scientist within with a big white wig and a very fashionable straitjacket.
Bad as Can Be
Rapping with Ludacris on "My Chick Bad," Nicki went a little punk with black lipstick, dramatic eyeliner, bright pink hair, and plenty of spikes.
Strawberries and Cream
For her Young Money video "Roger That," Nicki wore a pink and white wig, plus plenty of rhinestones, frosted fade-out shadow, big fake eyelashes, and her signature gold nails.
Nicki took a cue from everyone's favorite green girl superhero with this wig in her "Massive Attack" video.
Check Out the Hair Accessory
For her video "Check It Out", Nicki wore this Barbie-worthy headpiece, along with neon pink lipstick, nail polish, and eye shadow. The blond wig and big faux lashes are just the cherry on top.
Looking very much like a space girl Barbie I had in my childhood (and maybe Nicki did, too, since we're the exact same age), Ms. Minaj rocked out in her video for "Check It Out."
Garden of Eden
In her video for "Massive Attack," Nicki sported a long pink rope braid, gold Minx nails, and plenty of purple eye shadow.