Nicki Minaj Talks Style Transformation & Shares Her Secret Beauty Tip—Watch Now!

The singer dishes on her new look

By Emily Popp Apr 22, 2014 8:58 PMTags
Watch: Nicki Minaj Explains Style Transformation

Nicki Minaj may not be donning candy-colored wigs and outrageous outfits anymore, but she's still drawing just as much attention.

The 31-year-old singer and actress stars in The Other Woman (along with Kate Upton, Leslie Mann and Cameron Diaz), and she's getting buzz for her newly toned-down, natural look.

But don't be fooled by the word "toned-down." Nicki may be storing her crazy costumes in mothballs these days, but that doesn't mean her style is boring—not by a long shot. 

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E! News caught up with Nicki, and she revealed that her new look isn't actually so new. Before she hit the mainstream years ago, apparently Nicki favored this more natural look over the over-the-top look she became known for. So she's gone full circle.

"Before my first album, I used to have a natural look," said Nicki. "Only my really underground followers knew that side of me." 

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Nicki is one of those people who can make any outfit her own, even if it is a simple long black dress—like the one she wore to the MTV Movie Awards the other week. Sure, the outfit may have been more conservative than past years, but it's still sexy and curve-hugging.

Nicki also has a secret beauty tip for all you fellow makeup junkies. Watch the entire video above to find out what it is! Also, find out her favorite Trinidadian restaurant in NYC that she always goes to when she wants to indulge.

For the entire interview with Nicki, be sure to tune in to E! News tonight at 7/6c.