Transformation Tuesday: Nicki Minaj

  • Nicki Minaj

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  • Nicki Minaj

    [Photo Credit: Getty Images]

  • Nicki Minaj

    [Photo Credit: Getty Images]

  • Nicki Minaj

    [Photo Credit: Getty Images]

  • Nicki Minaj

    [Photo Credit: Getty Images]

  • Nicki Minaj

    [Photo Credit: Getty Images]

  • Nicki Minaj

    [Photo Credit: Getty Images]

  • Nicki Minaj

    [Photo Credit: Getty Images]

  • Nicki Minaj

    [Photo Credit: Getty Images]

  • Nicki Minaj

    [Photo Credit: Getty Images]

  • 2014 MTV Movie Awards – Arrivals

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Only five years ago, Nicki Minaj was showing up to red carpets nearly unrecognizable to what she looks like today. Minaj broke all fashion barriers by wearing loud neon colors and sky-high wigs to match her feisty, chart-topping singles. Fast forward to 2014, and she’s toned down the theatrics to showcase her natural beauty.

In 2009 we fell in love with an uninhibited fashion goddess, but her present-day glamour has also captured our hearts. Once Minaj traded in elaborate costumes for a chicer look, other parts of her body started to grow a fan base. (Can we please talk about Nicki’s insane Video Music Awards performance?!). From red carpet wild child to Hollywood glamour girl, check out her style evolution through the years.

Still can’t get over her VMA performance? Relive the highlights with the video, below.

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