Maybe she wanted to reflect the scarlet pain of the pipe she injured on her recent tour, or maybe Nicki just wanted to make sure her interplanetary fans could see her from Jupiter.
Either way, when the 29-year-old dynamo hit the stage there was no missing her.
Let's see if we can parse this molten blur into an ensemble—scarlet thigh-highs, red patterned leotard, My Little Pony-colored mic, trademark Pepto lips. (Could it be our current fave Mac color, Saint Germain? Or do Martians prefer their own cosmetic lines?)
Conclusion: We're not sure how the singer's getup is constructed, especially the leather S&M harnessing and the sleeves that look like they came from an angry Michelin man, but we ain't hatin' on it. This is Nicki Minaj, after all.
Anything less would've been positively alien.