04/23/2014 09:30 am ET Updated Apr 23, 2014

The Real Reason Nicki Minaj Has Gone For A More 'Natural' Look

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Looks like it's no more pink beehive wigs and bubblegum-colored lipstick for Nicki Minaj -- and we're not complaining.

The rapper turned actress told MTV News why she's no longer sporting rainbow bright hair and makeup, and the reason might surprise you. During the interview she explains:

"I went so far to the other side that there's only one place to go from there. You can either continue doing costumes or you can just say, 'Hey guess what? This will shock them even more. Doing nothing will shock them even more.'"

Well, she definitely proved her point at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards when she stepped onto the red carpet with long, sleek locks, cat-eye liner and a black Alexander McQueen dress that just had us looking out for Nicki the entire night.

She goes on to explain that her natural look is also attributed to the music she's been doing for her album "The Pink Print," which will give us a more rap vibe compared to her hits like "Superbass" and "Starships." When asked if there would be remnants of the pop sounds she's adopted before, Minaj answers in the most Nicki Minaj way: "Hell no."



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