Nicki Minaj In Versace – 2012 Grammy Awards

Nicki Minaj wanted to ensure that she was the talking point of the 2012 Grammy Awards.

Congrats. Mission accomplished.

She wore a one-of-a-kind scarlet satin Versace robe with the label’s signature Medusa head emblazoned across the skirt.

Matching short sequin-embellished gloves completed her look, which is more ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ than an attempt at religious chic.

The most shocking thing about this look is Versace’s involvement as I’m totally numb to Nicki’s and Lady Gaga’s antics.

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52 Responses to Nicki Minaj In Versace – 2012 Grammy Awards

  1. Patricia February 13, 2012 at 04:12 #

    Totaly Ridiculous… I can’t say anything more.

    • Emi February 13, 2012 at 08:33 #

      I agree with you and I would add totally tasteless. I’m not Catholic, but it’s very tasteless to “use” the Pope to grab attention. But she wouldn’t grab anybody’s attention arriving dressed like a normal girl, there were so many other gorgeous, well dressed and more talented artists so that was the only way for her.

      • CTgirl February 13, 2012 at 13:25 #

        +1 x 10

      • EmmaWoodhouse February 13, 2012 at 14:15 #

        +1×100 to Emi. I am a Catholic and I find this really tasteless. How about respecting religion, Nicki? Even if people don’t agree about it they can still respect the fact that it is a very serious thing to other people! I guess I’m not shocked by this display but it is still super-tacky.

      • lu February 13, 2012 at 16:35 #

        + 1000

    • kate February 14, 2012 at 00:23 #

      I can’t believe we focus energy on these stupid people. With all the important things going on in the world we should be using airtime to teach kids something better and we use it for these freaken morons dressing up like idiots getting their photo taken. meat dresses, space suits, pope outfits, what’s next? post it note dress? i mean really??

  2. Ade February 13, 2012 at 04:14 #

    Watching the performance I totally get why she wore this with that said. What in hell? I enjoyed the theatrics of the performance but if only someone else did it. But she tried.

  3. Amber February 13, 2012 at 04:16 #


    • AW February 13, 2012 at 13:04 #

      I was gonna say meh but yawn is perfect too

  4. molly February 13, 2012 at 04:20 #

    Awful…I dont have anything more to say.

  5. mm February 13, 2012 at 04:20 #

    I was confused about this look and didnt get the plot to her performance either.

    • Terry February 13, 2012 at 16:38 #

      I used to like Nicki, but her absurd performance and appearance on the red carpet had totally let me down. What was she thinking? After all (bad, more than good) we’ve seen from Lady GaGa, does she really think the shock factor is still relevant? And Versace? Why did they design such a hideous outfit for her?

      • j February 14, 2012 at 00:12 #

        People are starting to really go crazy with these stupid clothes they wear to the Grammy Awards, like who the heck are u. Get real and don’t insult the Pope. Can’t stand this type of crap. Teaching our kids ridiculous behavior. She belongs at the circus with clowns.

  6. Henrique February 13, 2012 at 04:27 #

    She looked ridiculous but I loved her performance lol

  7. MEME February 13, 2012 at 04:33 #

    Can anybody tell me what the HELL was that in her performance????…. that mess was WAAAAAAACK!!!!… I’m embarrassed for this chile….

  8. Giuseppi Giraffe February 13, 2012 at 04:34 #

    Oh how shocking. A recording artist using an overt religious theme in her act to shock and offend and make a statement. It’s super original just like Lady Gaga and Madonna and the hundred million other people who’ve already done it. I’m so shocked offended- some give this girl an award. Incidentally, as a stand alone piece, it seems a bit shapeless and silly, but maybe that’s my impression because I get so annoyed by people like this thinking that dancing dressed up like a hoochy nun will make them stand out.

    Also, sorry for ranting about a non-fashion subject, but in light of this I think Adele really shines. That woman shows up and sings and whoops everybody without all the bells and whistles.

    • Marybeth February 13, 2012 at 05:26 #


    • Jess2 February 13, 2012 at 09:27 #


    • CreoleLady February 13, 2012 at 10:23 #

      Actually, I think Nicki is dressing like a cardinal, not a nun. I’m not going to get into politics or the moral credibility of the Vatican or the role of women in the Catholic church. But to be fair, even though I am over the antics of Gaga and Nicki etc, I can see more to this look than just shock value.

    • lu February 13, 2012 at 16:36 #


    • dee February 13, 2012 at 20:43 #

      I appreciate it too. What happened to just singing? She had the best performance.

  9. Em February 13, 2012 at 04:34 #

    I’m so over Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj’s gimmicks. So tacky.

  10. Jennesia February 13, 2012 at 04:36 #

    This is just dumb.

  11. EVE HARLOWE February 13, 2012 at 04:38 #

    ….silly Rabbit!!!

  12. Ariel February 13, 2012 at 04:42 #

    It looks like one of those robes boxers wear! Horrible! Worst dressed!

  13. Alice February 13, 2012 at 04:49 #

    I don’t even hate the outfit, I just think the dumb, premeditated stunts that go along with it are pretentious and stale.

    • Fashion Critic February 13, 2012 at 05:13 #


    • Jones19 February 13, 2012 at 13:01 #

      Ditto. It’s getting old fast.

  14. mikeijames February 13, 2012 at 04:49 #

    versace has had a lot of headline moments in the last twelve months and i’m glad they’ve managed to keep the momentum going.

  15. LizLemooooon February 13, 2012 at 04:49 #

    Embarassing and stupid.

    Shock tactics for the sake of it. She and Lady Gaga need to have a stadium full of seats.

  16. MEME February 13, 2012 at 05:03 #

    Lil’ Kim and her boob pasty was so much better than this mess…. lol… Nicki… I can’t… lol…

  17. Jan February 13, 2012 at 05:05 #

    This is just ridiculous!

  18. Cindy February 13, 2012 at 05:08 #

    trying so hard to look like Gaga.

    • Parvati February 13, 2012 at 21:09 #

      My thoughts, exactly.

  19. Martin February 13, 2012 at 05:09 #

    This takes obnoxious branding to a whole level. Hysterically ugly, but strangely compelling.

  20. roxana February 13, 2012 at 06:52 #


  21. Tae February 13, 2012 at 07:06 #

    Nicki clearly needs prayer, to me it was all for the talk just so the people with good sense can notify the different people in this world but she look the worst and example was pointess besides she look more like a devil. One the other hand Lady Gaga look like she needs to be locked up in a cage in a dark place alone somewhere. She needs prayer as well being sucessful should not require all that unnecessary outter appearance. I hope one day they get it, I wish we had more simple artist like back in the day the ones who wore simple clothes and sang the truth.

  22. Jess2 February 13, 2012 at 09:34 #

    Over it, music awards shows has just turned into a competition, who can out do the other, Nicki Minaj or Lady Gaga

  23. CreoleLady February 13, 2012 at 09:41 #

    Whatev. So over Gaga, Nicky, blue-haired Katy et al.

  24. robbie February 13, 2012 at 09:45 #

    looks as if she knocked it up herself with a sewing machine, tacky, trashy, cheap and vulgar. then again those 4 words describe nicki perfectly.

  25. Kennedy February 13, 2012 at 11:38 #

    Such a pathetic attempt. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that I think Lady Gaga does controversy well. She pokes and prods societal taboos and promotes self-awareness and liberation.
    This is just a sad attempt at drawing attention. The whole “message” she’s trying to convey aside, she looks awful.

  26. Barbs February 13, 2012 at 12:09 #

    She looks like litlle red riding hood. If it wasn’t for the pope I would look out for the wolf! Like someone said above, congrats to Adele that sings well enough to do not need for this ridiculous shock tactics! As you said once FC, I would be more shocked if LadyGaga wore a white tee and jeans. I say the same to Nicki!

    • CreoleLady February 13, 2012 at 18:35 #

      Omg, that’s it! I know you meant Little Red Ridinghood as a joke. But perhaps wolves not only come clad in sheep’s clothing but in the vestments of the church. And before Donatella, there was another Versace. Brava.

  27. Michelle February 13, 2012 at 12:57 #

    Isnt the best, but at last its fun!

  28. Carolina Roq February 13, 2012 at 13:02 #

    horrendous, terrible, ridiculous

  29. Jess February 13, 2012 at 13:10 #

    just horrible…so cheap looking, thought it was knock-off Versace not the real thing

  30. Jojo February 13, 2012 at 14:43 #

    Little red riding hood? LOL

  31. lu February 13, 2012 at 16:34 #

    If you want people to respect you because of your talent don´t make a show by offending people. If you just want the attention then, yes, do this. It´s so ridiculous!

  32. beadingchef February 13, 2012 at 19:02 #

    tacky, without taste, and boring, too bad she can’t sing either.

  33. serenissima7 February 14, 2012 at 17:19 #

    i agree 100%… i am completely desensitized… she looks ridiculous… there is nothing fashionable or artistic about this look, it simply screams, ‘LOOK AT ME!’

  34. S0_fly February 17, 2012 at 02:21 #

    looove me some nicki minaj but her how get up for the grammys was terrible. she can do better tho…

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