Yep, pasties are clearly becoming the signature piece of Nicki Minaj's onstage wardrobe. The singer debuted her mega flower-shaped accessories (if you can call them that?) on "The Tonight Show" in July, bouncing around stage in a sparkly nude leotard with her breasts just barely covered. Save for Lil' Kim's memorable VMAs outfit, it was the most blatant pasties-as-outerwear display we'd ever seen.
But it wasn't a fluke. This week Minaj hit the stage at the Manchester Arena in England wearing a strapless black party dress... with what look like the identical flowery pasties popping up from beneath. Like on "The Tonight Show," Minaj made no attempt to hide them -- a Janet Jackson slip-up this was not.
Which makes us wonder: are visible pasties a thing? Is this a legitimate signature that Minaj -- and anyone else, for that matter -- can incorporate into her wardrobe?
One thing's for sure: pasties are a surefire way to avoid every star's worst nightmare, the nip slip.
Below, the fashion statement in question.
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The singer <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/23/nicki-minaj-pasties-photos_n_2005575.html" target="_blank">made these flower-shaped pasties a part of her 2012 tour.</a> Do you think they add a nice touch to her already extravagant costumes?
The brazen singer <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/06/pink-video-duct-tape-album_n_1653808.html" target="_blank">decided to wear some duct tape pasties</a> when in July 2012 when she decided to announce her new album.
She wore prominent flower-shaped pasties with a lot of her costumes during tour.
The singer is known for <a href="http://clutch.mtv.com/2011/05/11/lady-gagas-pasty-pics" target="_hplink">her love of pasties</a>, pairing them with sheer outfits or wearing them by themselves for coverage on stage. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
The most infamous pasty photo of all time... That is all. (Photo credit HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images)
Lady Gaga is never one to shy away from making serious fashion statements. She definitely did not keep it demure last Halloween when she <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/lady-gaga-weed-pasties-halloween-photos_n_2060248.html" target="_blank">wore these aptly-placed weed pasties. </a>
The singer wore these interesting pasties at a press conference.
Britney opted for some black tassels coverage during her <em>Circus</em> tour in New Orleans. (Photo credit: WireImage)
Janet may be wearing a nipple ring -- as we all found out -- and not a pasty, but we still think she makes the list. After all, millions of people witnessed her <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/31/super-bowl-halftime-show-most-memorable-super-bowl-performaces_n_1244981.html#s653003&title=2004" target="_hplink">nipple slip during the 2004 Super Bowl</a> and billions more after since the moment has been frozen in time on the Internet. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Following the 2004 Super Bowl, comedian Rob Schneider took it upon himself to reenact the half-time show incident with Jay Leno. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/WireImage)
<a href="http://articles.nydailynews.com/2009-07-29/entertainment/17927378_1_singer-rihanna-pasties-paparazzi" target="_hplink">Rihanna rocked the pasty look</a> twice in July 2009. Once on July 4th and again, here, on the street in New York City. Most recently, Rihanna had a <a href="http://youtu.be/4ISLxpHNrrk" target="_hplink">heated argument about pasties</a> over the phone in a behind-the-scenes clip for her music video "Where Have You Been." (Photo by Christopher Peterson/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
The adventurous singer performed acrobatic stunts with a pasty on her left boob during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Wearing a sheer flowy blouse, the former "Will & Grace" star opted for some extra coverage with nude pasties. (Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)
"Fish Tank" actress Kierston Wareing attended the photo call for the film at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival with two extra accessories. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
At the 2003 Smashbox Fashion Week in Los Angeles
Pasties hit the runway in 2002 during John Richmond's showing of his 2003 spring/summer women's collection in Milan. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Dita Von Teese
The "Gossip Girl" actress and singer pulled down her shirt and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/22/taylor-momsen-flashes-her_n_772475.html" target="_hplink">flashed her black "X" pasties</a> while performing on stage in New York City. (The video clip is censored).