Few female rappers can take responsibility for helping to change the face of hip hop for women. Nicki Minaj is one of them. The Queens-native first graced us with chart-topping music in 1999, and she hasn’t looked back since.
At 38-years-old, Nicki has achieved so much and has the accolades to prove it — 6 American Music Awards, 12 BET Awards, 5 MTV Video Music Awards, 4 Billboard Music Awards, and more. Nicki’s sold 30 million singles as a lead artist, 60 million singles as a featured artist, and over five million albums worldwide, making her one of the world’s best-selling music artists.
Much like her music, Nicki’s fashion made a huge impact on the industry. From flamboyant to a more toned-down style, Nicki’s fashion choices never cease to wow us.
After her recent marriage to childhood friend Kenneth Petty and their first child together, we’re getting a whole new Nicki Minaj now. She’s a wife, a new mom, accomplished, and still serving style for days.
We’ve counted five times Nicki served us lewks on a platter.
NICKI MINAJ AT THE MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, 2016
Nicki Minaj dazzled at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards clad in a sheer, cobalt blue Bao Tranchi gown with long sleeves and cutout detailing. This look landed Nicki on just about every best-dressed list that night.
NICKI MINAJ AND RICCARDO TISCI AT FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL’S NIGHT OF THE STARS, 2016
Nicki Minaj posed alongside Riccardo Tisci at Fashion Group International’s 2016 Night of Stars event back in 2016. The rapper looked sexy and chic in a black lacy Givenchy dress from the brand’s Fall 2016 Couture collection.
NICKI MINAJ AT 14TH ANNUAL CFDA/VOGUE FASHION FUND AWARDS, 2017
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Nicki Minaj showed off her curves at the 14th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards clad in a black Alexander Wang playsuit. The curvaceous Barbie gave us an eye full! Her low-cut top framed her chest while the boy shorts-style bottoms showed off her legs.
NICKI MINAJ AT THE HARPER’S BAZAAR ICONS PARTY, 2018
Nicki Minaj did not come to play at the Harper’s Bazaar Icon Party in 2018. She gave high-fashion lewks in a tiger print, strapless Alexandre Vauthier gown with a high-low hem and a dramatic train. Give them drama, Nicki! She committed to the look with a blonde wig that had brown and caramel-colored highlights.
NICKI MINAJ AT THE MARC JACOBS RUNWAY SHOW, 2020
The evolution is real. Nicki Minaj gave us an effortless, stylish look as she headed to Marc Jacobs’ 2020 runway show in a floral dress by the brand. She partnered the look with camel-colored knee-high boots, a matching purse, and oversized sunglasses. This isn’t just a look, sis has a dope vibe going!