Nicki Minaj Is the Queen of Sexy Style: See Her Most Outrageous Fashion Looks through the Years!

By Stephanie Wenger Nov 06, 2018 5:00 PMTags
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Nicki Minaj is never afraid to take a take fashion risk and that is one of the reasons that we love her.

Over the last decade, we've seen the 35-year-old performer steal the show at award ceremonies around the globe thanks to her killer style. Therefore, we would expect nothing but fierce fashion when Minaj opens the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards this Sunday.

E! announced on Monday that the rapper will take the stage to perform one of her hits during the live show this weekend and we are freaking out.

Beyond her musical talent, Minaj's personal style has set her apart from the crowd for the last decade. She knows how to rock everything from fun frocks to glamorous gowns at any red carpet event and we are already wondering what she will wear when she takes the stage at the 2018 PCAs.

Before the big show airs later this week, we are taking a look back all the "Moments 4 Life" singer's best ensembles over the years, so get ready!

Nicki Minaj to Open the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards

Based on her past looks, Minaj should truly be known as the ultimate red-carpet chameleon, because she has rocked so many unforgettable looks over the course of her career. We really can't get enough of seeing the artist transform before our eyes!

Who can forget when the "Super Bass" singer went to the 2012 Grammys in a nun-inspired red Versace ensemble? Or, what about the time she wore gold head-to-toe at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards? Both of these style choices were totally iconic.

Ahead of Minaj opening this year's People's Choice Awards, make sure to check out all of her biggest red carpet moments below and then mark your calendars for the show airing live this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

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June 2009: Fierce Barbie

Nicki Minaj paired her black leather jacket with ripped pants and a Barbie statement necklace at the 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards.

June 2010: Glamorous Girl

The 35-year-old performer wore a bold white gown on the 2010 BET Awards red carpet, but it was her orange hair that stole the show.

November 2010: Embellishment Queen

The rapper brought the wow-factor by rocking this embellished Manish Arora midi dress at the 2010 American Music Awards.

February 2011: Leopard Lady

At the 2011 Grammy Awards, the "Super Bass" singer completed her Givenchy leopard-print look with a bleached bouffant accented with a black stripe

August 2011: Bold Moves

The "Anaconda" performer showed that she is a fashion risk-taker at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards when she showed up in this bright candy-colored ensemble and sherbet-colored locks to match.

September 2011: Pretty In Pink

Minaj rocked a pink, sparkly dress with a magenta bra and red boots at the 2011 iHeartRadio Music Festival.

November 2011: Gorgeous in Green

On the 2011 American Music Awards red carpet, the fashionista matched her green and black ensemble with pink locks for another show-stopping look.

November 2012: Noticeably Neon

Minaj stood out in a neon gown while making her way into the 2012 American Music Awards.

February 2012: Rockin' Red

The "Moment 4 Life" singer made a big statement in her nun-like, red Versace look at the 2012 Grammys.

March 2012: Pastel Dream

Minaj made fans do a double take when she stepped out in this multi-color pastel look at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

May 2013: Chic Couture

The MTV Video Music Award winner posed on the carpet in a navy blue Tommy Hilfiger gown with cutouts around the midriff at the Met Gala.

May 2013: Ravishing in Red

At the 2013 Billboard Awards, Minaj stunned in a sophisticated red gown.

May 2014: Vision in Black

Cutouts were once again the name of the game for Minaj at the 2014 Billboard Awards.

August 2014: Marvelous Mini

The performer owned the red carpet in a metallic, animal-print mini dress at the 2014 MTV VMAs.

November 2014: Sizzling in Silver

Minaj graced the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards stage in a two-piece, silver ensemble that wowed the crowd.

February 2015: Oh So Sultry

At the 2015 Grammys, the "Barbie Dreams" rapper showed off her curves in a form-fitting black gown.

August 2015: Golden Goddess

Minaj glowed in gold on the carpet at the 2015 VMAs before taking the stage with Taylor Swift to open the show.

August 2016: Blue Beauty

The "Bang Bang" performer showed off her glamorous side in a blue floor-length gown on the white carpet at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

August 2017: Pink Power

Minaj brought the fun in a two-piece, bubblegum pink, latex jumpsuit when arriving at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.

May 2017: Effortlessly Chic

So glamorous! The rapper showed off her toned legs in a black and red H&M custom look at the 2017 Met Gala.

September 2017: In Bloom

The "Tusa" rapper wowed at the Harper's Bazaar Icons event in a multicolored floral strapless gown by Oscar de la Renta.

May 2018: Stunning Star

At the 2018 Met Gala, Minaj wore a red, Oscar de la Renta gown, which was inspired by the night's theme of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

August 2018: Modern Woman

Minaj took the 2018 VMAs carpet by storm with her nude body suit and tulle skirt before performing her songs "Majesty" and "Barbie Dreams" during the big show.

September 2018: Work of Art

Nicki stepped out in style to sit front row at Versace's spring/summer fashion show. Her decorative skirt, ornamented with boldly printed paintings, was truly a work of art.

February 2020: Flower Power

Nicki brought her fashion A-game to the Marc Jacobs fall 2020 runway in a floral mini-dress with dramaticlly ruffled sleeves that cascaded down the sides.

May 2022: No Cap, A Fierce Lewk

The "Super Bass" rapper made a grand entrance at the 2022 Met Gala in a black tiered Burberry gown—complete with feathers and ruffles! Nicki's oversized belt and leather baseball cap added extra oomph.

August 2022: MTV VMAs Barbie

Nicki lit up the stage, performin her iconic hits at the 2022 MTV VMAs, in a bedazzled pink corset, mini skirt and massive pink bow.

August 2022: Glitzy and Glam

Nicki brought the glitz and glam to the 2022 MTV VMAs in a hot pink Dolce & Gabbana satin gown.