Is Nicki Minaj becoming normal?

18 Jan

A typical Nicki Minaj sighting usually means Marge Simpson hair in any, or all, of the colors of the rainbow, and an outfit that makes us stop and think, ‘What is that? Where was she going with this? How did she get this on’?  We’ve grown to expect something wilder with each public appearance, but as of late the rapper and American Idol host has been looking, dare I say, NORMAL.

It started at the American Music Awards when she donned a Monique L’hullier gown and a simple, for her at least, blonde wavy do.

Nicki Minaj-AMAs

Then we see her at the Fox TCA All-star party on last week in a lace LBD and strappy black Louboutins. Even her beauty look is toned down, with statement pink lips to complement the natural make-up and jet black wig. I’d totally rock this on any Friday night out.


Next Minaj stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno earlier this week  to promote the new season of American Idol in a pink dress, pink blazer (a la Michelle Obama’s debate ensemble). As for accessories? Simple gold chain necklace and matching bracelet.


Most recently our dear Nicki went with the still in style color-block trend in a red, yellow and black bodycon dress at an American Idol screening in Westwood, CA. Her choice of shoe, black and white ankle-strap pumps, may not have been the best option but they also weren’t out of this world.


Could hip-hop’s first lady be taking a stab at normal? In an interview with ABC’s Nightline, Minaj stated that she was not a fan of the Lady Gaga comparisons, citing that their shared passion for wigs and over-the-top costumes meant nothing. This could be her attempt to cease such comparisons. Or maybe she’s just genuinely tired of making a huge statement each time she leaves the house? Outdoing yourself at each appearance has GOT to be exhausting.

What do you think? Is Nicki Minaj slowly converting to a more mainstream style to change her image or is this just a phase?


4 Responses to “Is Nicki Minaj becoming normal?”


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