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Nicki Minaj's Most Memorable Fashion Moments (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 10/05/11 06:56 PM ET   Updated: 12/05/11 05:12 AM ET

Love her or hate her, Nicki Minaj is undeniably one of fashion's biggest risk-takers. Since her meteoric rise to the top of the charts, the "Super Bass" star's bold sartorial choices have caught our eye and, in many cases, raised our eyebrows. Here are some of Nicki's most memorable styles, from fun to the far-out.

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  • Singin' in the Rain

    In one of her craziest accessories moments yet, Nicki wore bright red wellies and a pink plastic fried chicken necklace to the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

  • Crazy Cat Lady

    Nicki wore this leopard-print getup and fuzzy cat hat to the Spring 2012 Oscar De La Renta show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Me-ow!

  • Arts and Crafts

    For the Spring 2012 Carolina Herrera show, Nicki sported this seemingly glued-together pom-pom top with a cheerleader-style skirt and lime green tights.

  • Pretzel Stand

    Nicki showed up to the Prabal Gurung fashion show wearing a pink plastic pretzel necklace, bikini top, and tutu, topped off with a giant bow-slash-bridal-veil.

  • Barbie Girl

    At the Cash Money Records' Lil Wayne album release party for Lil Wayne's <em>Tha Carter IV</em>, Nicki looked Barbie-esque in a long blonde wig, pink dress, and colorful bangles.

  • Stylish and Surgical

    Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards wearing a surgical mask (among other oddities) made by one of her favorite Japanese designers, Shojono Tomo.

  • Under Her Umbrella

    Before she wore the infamous fried-chicken necklace and rainboots combo, Nicki accessorized with <em>real</em> fried chicken and an umbrella-like skirt.

  • Pretty in Pastel

    Nicki looks soft and pretty in a pink wig and baby-blue jumpsuit at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.

  • Blue Jean Baby

    Nicki shows up at an LA event totally decked out in denim.

  • Rainbow Bright

    Looking like some sort of futuristic pink teletubby, Nicki wears this rainbow spandex number with fuschia slouchy boots to perform onstage for Lil Wayne's "I Am Still Music" tour.

  • Keeping it Classy

    In one of her more understated moment, Nicki wears a fitted gray blazer, printed tights and sky-blue stilettos to the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) All-Star Gala.

  • Bride of Frankenstein

    When Nicki showed up at the Grammy's rocking bride of Frankenstein hair and a cavewoman-style animal-print getup, a rule-breaking fashion star was born.

  • Scary Skeleton

    One of Nicki's major red carpet moments was when she showed up at the 2010 American Music Awards in this coral dress with skeleton accents and green-tipped hair.

  • Mad for Mod

    Nicki looked sixties chic in a blunt-cut bob and white shift while visiting BET's 106 & Park.

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Filed by Carolyn Gregoire  |