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Game Changer in Entertainment: Nicki Minaj (VIDEO)

First Posted: 10/31/11 05:28 PM ET Updated: 10/31/11 05:32 PM ET

At last year's Grammy Awards, rap singer Nicki Minaj hit the red carpet dressed in a leopard cat suit and massive Bride of Frankenstein hair. This year, she'll have to round up some equally daring looks, because all signs point to several appearances on the Grammy stage. "Pink Friday," her debut album, went platinum a month after its release, and produced three platinum charted singles, combining with her playful look to create her own original style. Not since Missy Elliot has a woman in hip hop been this inventive and playful. Minaj brings some much needed freshness to the genre. Her performances on 'SNL,' both musically and in comedy sketches, also proved she has a broad range of talents just beginning to be tapped.

For more on Minaj, check out the video above.

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