Nicki Minaj could fill up a museum with the amount of crazy wigs she’s sported over the years. The Queen Barbie often lived up to her nickname with not only her outlandish outfits but also by covering her natural hair in colorful creations, from platinum blonde bobs and insanely teased curls to cotton-candy pink bride of Frankenstein style and leopard spots (yes, spots).
However wild the wigs, each and every one oddly seemed appropriate for one of the music industry’s most theatrical pop artist. But nowadays, the Pink Print rapper opts for a much more understated look.
“I just wanted to tone down, and I met the man who changed my life — [hairstylist] Oscar James,” she told Glamour. “Hair doesn’t have to be overprocessed and fried, even when you apply color. I’ve never been happier. With makeup, I started using more natural tones. I never thought I’d love nude lipstick, but I really do. I just feel sexier. Less is definitely more.”
So while we may never anything more than her bright, platinum blonde mane or her natural brunette tresses (which we totally have no problem with!), here’s a trip down memory lane. Take a look at Nicki Minaj’s 17 most craziest wigs… ever.