Only three albums in, Nicki Minaj is already a global icon. Her name in itself is a brand and she’s attracted over 17 million Twitter followers. With the influence of Hip-Hop predecessors Missy Elliot, Lil Kim and Foxy Brown, Nicki has created her own sound and style that’s lyrically wowing and still commercially appealing. Watching Miss Minaj unfold has been intriguing, as she uses Hip-Hop as a base and layers with elements of mainstream popular culture. Time and time again, she’s proven that she can hang with the big boys, flowing on tracks alongside some of the most noted lyricists: Nas, Jay-Z, Kanye West and of course her label boss Lil Wayne.
Minaj’s bold style choices leave lasting imprints in our memory. We’ve seen her do it all from Little Red Riding Hood to a tail of stuffed animals trailing her metallic getup. And she doesn’t stop there. Nicki goes all the way out, styling her mane into a show of its own. Here she is absolutely stunning. The Queens’ MC showcases her dollish flair with blue eye shadow and fluttering lashes, a look her fans love. No matter how she switches up her flow and style, Minaj’s delivery is always a crowd pleaser. It’s safe to assume that Nicki Minaj is the “mane” MC of the moment!