Nicki Minaj has been rocking that rainbow Barbie for what seems like eons now, it’s not surprising she would want to take a temporary breather from rocking chartreuse wigs and wearing cat toys as accessories. Who would have known she would have gone so far Gaga, though? It looks like they picked up this ensemble at the same…dungeon? We don’t know where you would go to buy metal undies. “Yesterday, actually, I told my stylist, ‘I’ve been doing so much color lately. Just be me black,’” Minaj told Matt Lauer on the Today show this morning. “Put me in black! Black, black, black everything.” Nicki didn’t tell her stylist “Oh, also, I’m going to need some metal-encrusted underpants,” but after working with her for awhile, we’re sure he or she could read between the lines.
Minaj also turned out a performance of “Starships” as part of her Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded promo tour. “I don’t get the jitters,” she reassured Lauer. Afterward, Nicki Minaj took her boyfriend Safaree Samuels on a paparazzi-clogged trip around Soho. What else is Nicki supposed to do after performing on the Today show, sit around? No, seriously, how does she sit around? Her underwear is covered in tiny knives.
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Friday’s come early this week, because today is officially the day that Nicki Minaj drops her latest album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded! The record features the hit song “Starships”, as well as guest spots from hip-hop royalty like Lil Wayne, Cam’ron, Nas and more. A new album always brings new performances, and hopefully those will include more of Nicki’s crazy faces! In addition to her booty and her way-out style, the singer’s otherworldly facial expressions have become her trademark. We’re never totally sure what emotion she’s trying to convey (surprise? anger?) but it’s always fierce! So in honor of her latest album, let’s take a look back at some of Nicki’s most insane faces of all time. Enjoy!
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Depending on which alter ego has control over her body at the moment, Nicki Minaj takes great pride in being American’s Harajuku Barbie, complete with an outrageous pastel wardrobe that’s something of an homage to the Tokyo shopping district. Given her notorious love of florescent colors and gumball machine accessories, Nicki’s current trip to Japan must feel like coming home, if home was a high-fashion version of Candyland. “Harajuku to the fullest,” Nicki swoons as she posts photos of herself posing with rainbow-colored fans. “Look @ my babies!!!!” No matter where you are in the world, Nicki’s cotton candy wig will find you if you truly believe. That’s why we always sleep in ours!
The rapper arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday to promote the release of her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded next month, as well as perform three shows this week in almost as many days. Nicki might be styled like she’s straight out of her Barbie packaging, but according to her tweets, she’s actually dragging. “With the time diff, its usually around midnight my time when we start the interviews. So my whole team is going thru it. Lmao. Noddin n s—-,” Nicki Minaj jokes. “But seeing the Japanese barbz just makes it all worth it.” Also worth it? The gentle reminder for Minaj to up her makeup game! That neon pink undereye shadow is untouchable!
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Fashion plays such a huge role in The Hunger Games book series and movie, it might as well be another character. Luckily for you, you won’t have to build a time machine or be cryogenically frozen for centuries to enjoy the over-the-top, plain, outrageous and utilitarian looks sported by the good people of Panem. Why? Because those outfits are already here!
Whether from labels like Christian Dior, Zac Posen or Gucci or in the wig wardrobes of stylists for fashionistas like Nicki Minaj, Kelly Osbourne and Lady Gaga, we found outfits that would look completely natural either feasting on bowl after bowl of lamb stew in the Capitol or shopping at the Hob. We wouldn’t mind if people actually started wearing this looks, either. After all, we don’t want to look like a bunch of Greasy Saes, now do we? Haha, just kidding! That woman is a saint, dog meat soup or not.
And while you’re drooling over the fashion, be sure to enter our FAB Life of Panem Hunger Games superfan giveaway before the deadline on Monday, March 26! If you don’t, you’ll probably regret it, like how we regret that we were born in a time when it’s still unacceptable for men to wear blue eye shadow and lip gloss as a day look!
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You couldn’t have missed the bloody Justin BieberComplex covers we posted yesterday. The unusual dual covers are for the magazine’s 10th anniversary issue next month and they’re not quite done with just showing us the Bieb’s black eyes. There’s a second dual cover for the same issue and Complex have got Nicki Minaj on it. Trippy! Make sure you don’t stare too long ’cause your eyes will start bugging out!
Nicki’s cover story deals with skyrocketing career and the pressure behind it, which you don’t get to see. For instance, did you know that she has a meltdown backstage at the American Music Awards? She revealed, “… The American Music Awards was set to be an amazing performance, but then I had a horrible malfunction with the clothes and the hair ten minutes before I opened. So I was backstage having a fucking nervous breakdown.” When asked to explain further, she replied, “My hair was supposed to light up, my choker was too small. So while I was in the box, waiting for the show to open, I had to rip the shit off, throw it to the side, and act like nothing happened. When I got off stage I freaked out because it was just so emotional. I really, really, really wanted that to be a dope show.” She’s a woman of many mysteries, our Nicki. We’re not going to make you wait till next month to see the second cover. Click after the jump if you’d like a peek. Read more…
Nicki Minaj, why aren’t your sweatpants covered in Chinese food and tears? Why are there no Kleenex spilling out of your pockets and/or bra? How is your nail job on point rather than coated in half-melted Peanut M&Ms? What we’re asking is, how do you look as good dressed in bumming around clothes while at the Tokyo International Airport as we do every day in our own homes? Tell us the secret! We must know! Please keep in mind our Spandex and wig budget is very, very low.
Seriously though, us wearing a pair of what we like to call “relaxation pants” is bad enough, but after a flight to Japan? Forget about it. We’d have our reading glasses on and our neck pillow firmly in place, not look ready to hit the beach for some more bikini times. Seeing as how Minaj is allegedly spending only a day in Tokyo before moving on, we don’t blame her for not putting on real clothes; clearly none of her shrieking fans mind either. No wonder Nicki just got hired as the face of Pepsi’s new beverage Pop. We’ll be sure to drink one in her honor…in our sweatpants.
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When we saw photographs of Nicki Minaj writhing about on the sands of Hawaii, we were wondering what the hell she was up to. Then we found out that she’s actually shooting the music video for her track Starships. Since the song starts with, “Let’s go to the beach” this makes a lot more sense now. It doesn’t make it any less eye-popping though. You can’t really not gawk at Nicki with her green hair and bright pink bikini, especially because she’s putting on quite a show. As you’ll see in the pictures, the singer’s doing everything from being kittenish on her knees, to lying on and arching her back. It’s Sexy 101. Wonder how it will translate on film? Until we get to see it on celluloid … to the gallery, fab folk!
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Nicki Minaj‘s ambition is nothing if not a force of nature. Do you think she’d be able to maintain that wig game or that repertoire of aggressively hilarious faces if she didn’t want to be the best of the best? Highly doubtful. “I never thought about music as just being the end-all, be-all. I always looked at it like a business, something that I could create an empire out of. So that’s why I’m only about to put out my second album and I’m already thinking about this,” the “I’m The Best” rapper told Allure. “I had a little conversation with Jay-Z at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. He said, ‘Congratulations on all your success.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m coming for you. I’m coming for your spot, Mr. Mogul.’” How embarrassing. Jay-Z doesn’t even have a wig game.
That being said, we are going to have to draw the line when it comes to what “being the best” entails. It should have nothing to do with girl’s weight. “I’m naturally petite, but I definitely struggle with keeping those extra pounds off,” Nicki Minaj claims. “And I hate working out. I can’t stand being on a treadmill. That mentally irks me. When I need to lose a few, I just cut out sugar and starch.” What pounds is she talking about? Statues could and have been made to Nicki’s insane figure, including the one we’re chiseling right now. Nicki knows we would only love her more if she weighed 400 lbs, right? More.
We all know Nicki Minaj prides herself on her exaggerated style — and we’re not sure which came first, the Barbie nickname or her love of wearing Malibu Barbie pink clothing. So it wasn’t too surprising to see her pink and electic blue ensemble at last night’s MAC Viva Glam event. What was surprising, however, was to see a photo of Michelle Williams in a Christian Dior gown that was a very Barbie (or Barbz, for that matter) shade of pink at the Paris premiere of My Week With Marilyn. Three’s a trend, the saying goes, so we’re counting the news that Mattel is releasing 11-inch dolls modeled after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in April, to celebrate William and Kate’s first anniversary. Now, doesn’t that make it seem like, for one day at least, everyone was feeling a little nostalgic for their tiny plastic Corvette and miniature high heels and that dream house with the elevator that only one Barbie at a time could ride? Oh, and there were horses and dogs too, and a costume for every career in existence. Damn, Barbie had it all, didn’t she?
Woah. Sorry, for that tangent. Anyway, we’d like to pose this important question to you:
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Gigantic blond curls, larger-than-life curves, sizzlingly on-screen chemistry with Mr. Burt Reynolds (we assuming)…is it us or is Nicki Minaj slowly morphing into Dolly Parton? If so, based on photos snapped during Nicki’s visit to Good Morning America today to promote her new MAC Viva Glam lipstick, the transformation is nearly complete!
As if that wasn’t enough evidence for you (and it should be), Minaj’s cover for New York Magazine’s Spring Fashion issue could basically be a poster for Rhinestone Cowboy. We’re kidding, of course. We acknowledge Dolly Parton and Nicki Minaj each have their own very distinct (yet complementary) steez. That being said, we’re still going to cross our fingers for a Nicki Minaj/Kenny Rogers duet. And you know it’s only a matter of time before they remake The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas!
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