With a well-received judging gig on American Idol, and a new hairstylist to boot, it’s been practically impossible not to notice a recent change in Nicki Minaj’s appearance. The once pink haired, over the top make-up wearing, costume donning rapstress many have grown accustomed to, seems to have ditched the “gimmick” for a dialed back beauty and style regimen.
We noted the changes in her wardrobe, and figured she was just toning down the looks for her American Idol appearances. However, now we know that Nicki is making a complete image makeover after expressing to EXTRA TV that she is trying a new "grown and sexy" look for the New Year.
At her MAC event in Beverly Hills, Nicki opted for a flirty white Alexander McQueen Textured Stretch-Knit Dress and Fendi Fendista pumps. Her makeup skewed soft and simple. Her wig was blonde with dark roots (presumably for a more natural effect).
When it came time to dress for the Elton John Oscar Viewing Party, Ms. Minaj bet on white again, this time shimmering in an embellished Roberto Cavalli number.
POOF! No more crazy wigs, multicolored tutus or plant-inspired hair. Nicki is ready to look just like the rest of us, like mere mortals with hair we can duck safely into a car with.
The new look seems refreshing, but who can forget Nicki’s outlandish past?
What do you think? Are you into the toned down Nicki Minaj?
i'm loving the new look.
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