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7 Absolutely Crazy Nicki Minaj Outfits That You'd Have to See to Believe ...

By Cassandra

As evidenced by the crazy Nicki Minaj outfits listed below, the successful rapper is no stranger to the concept of promoting her craft and becoming a household name. This trend has been around for a long time; in the music industry, there have always been entertainers who are willing to push the envelope when it comes to their wardrobe. With other artists following the trend of dressing in an outlandish fashion (such as Madonna, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry), this beauty certainly knows the key to remaining in the public eye. These crazy Nicki Minaj outfits will certainly be strategic in getting your attention and need no introduction.

1 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

2011 MTV Video Music AwardsThis costume fashioned after the Harajuku style in Japan definitely makes the list of crazy Nicki Minaj outfits. Designed by Gareth Pugh, Nicki stunned audiences everywhere as she made her appearance on the red carpet and on stage during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

2 2012 54th Grammy Awards

2012 54th Grammy AwardsNicki Minaj certainly knows how to make an entrance! The star graced the red carpet at the 2012 Grammy Awards wearing this over-the-top number designed by Versace. I was honestly more surprised to see that she was accompanied by a man imitating the Pope. Her performance definitely got the crowd talking!

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3 Betsey Johnson's Spring 2012 Fashion Show

Betsey Johnson's Spring 2012 Fashion ShowIn my opinion, Nicki Minaj is probably the only person who could pull this look off! Donning a blue-tinted wig and oversized pretzel necklace, she showed off her fashion sense at Betsey Johnson's Spring 2012 fashion show. It is clear that she is not afraid to try on different colors and styles!

4 2012 Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards

2012 Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice AwardsThis brightly hued outfit was worn at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. Wearing a candy-infused number complete with a popcorn, movie ticket and gumball design, Nicki Minaj had all eyes on her as she presented the award for “Best Group” with Josh Hutcherson.

5 2010 American Music Awards

2010 American Music AwardsDesigned by Manish Arora, this just may be one of her most jaw-dropping looks yet! Many were stunned to see Nicki Minaj in this number featuring a gold-dusted rib cage dress and tinted green tips in her hair. Dress aside, I am a fan of the heels she rocked with this outfit!

6 2011 American Music Awards Nominees Press Conference

2011 American Music Awards Nominees Press ConferenceThis is actually one of the tamer looks that I've seen graced on this stylish rapper. Rocking a colorful bandeau top with a matching midi skirt, the blue boots certainly tie the overall look together. Even if you are not a fan, you have to admit that her dual-toned wig is pretty awesome! This outfit was designed by Cia.Maritima. Am I the only one that thinks that the press conference for the nominees of the 2011 American Music Awards was one of her more successful fashion outings?

7 2010 BET Awards

2010 BET AwardsI am including this final look because I was impressed by how amazing she looked when rocking it! Underneath all of the garish designs, it is safe to agree that she is truly beautiful. I am in love with this pure white dress by Rochas. She looked absolutely stunning with her carrot-toned hair at the 2010 BET Awards!

While a lot of Nicki Minaj's outfits are out-there, you have to admit that they certainly do the trick. She has gained an obscene amount of publicity from her red carpet appearances and performances based on her talent and fashion sense alone. Did you feel that any of these outfits sported by Nicki Minaj were hits or misses?

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