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Never one to shirk her rebellious, boundaries-pushing spirit, Nicki Minaj made some loud style noise at the 2013 Met Gala tonight in New York City.

The petite rapper wore a navy-blue Tommy Hilfiger gown with a train, which actually seemed too long as it puddled around her.

The dress really wasn’t all that edgy or inspired, save for the side cutouts. After all, we’ve seen her in far more extravagant and garish creations than this.

So it’s no surprise that the biggest shock factor was our hair chameleon’s grunge-punk ‘do. It completely stole my attention away from her sartorial selection.

Her teased, micro-curly locks were only rivaled in volume by Solange Knowles’ ‘fro. But I’m not sure Nicki carries off her platinum shockwave of nearly frightening, frizzed strands quite as regally.

An oxblood-red lip and a fringe of faux lashes completed the look.

Did Nicki’s look have you shouting ‘fierce’ or ‘faux-pas’?

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Nicki Minaj managed to find a gown as loud as her personality for the 2012 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in California on Sunday evening.

She wore a gorgeous lime-green draped trumpet gown from Monique Lhuillier’s Resort 2013 collection.

The gown was styled with a stunning statement necklace and an equally OTT cocktail ring.

Curly blonde tresses, a different colour polish on each nail and her signature bright-pink lip colour completed her look.

With all the effort that Nicki went to to style this look, you would’ve thought that her stylist would’ve done some homework on this gown.

You may remember that Julie Bowen wore this same gown almost exactly two months ago to the 2012 Emmy Awards.

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Last night, on the penultimate day of New York Fashion Week, MAC Cosmetics held a party in honour of their newest Viva Glam ambassadors, Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin.

The event, held at 37 Studios in Manhattan, celebrated the launch of the newest MAC Viva Glam makeup line, which donates 100 percent of its profits to the MAC AIDS Fund.

Nicki surprised me by wearing a look from the Nanette Lepore Spring 2012 collection.

I would’ve expected her to opt for something more shocking, but she was well-dressed in a striped button-down dress and a matching blazer.

Complementary Giuseppe Zanotti heels and a stack of bracelets on both wrists completed her look.

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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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Nicki Minaj and M.I.A joined Madonna on stage to perform ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’, during the Super Bowl XLVI half-time Show at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana last night.

The rappers complemented Madonna’s Givenchy Couture look by wearing colour-block studded dresses with their initials emblazoned on the front, which was created by Italian designer Fausto Puglisi.

Nicki, who was sporting a white wig, wore custom knee-high black and gold Giuseppe Zanotti boots, fishnet tights, a gold choker and spiral cuffs, whilst M.I.A’s look was just as sexed up with a studded leather harness, fishnet tights and thigh-high black suede boots.

Both ladies wore beautiful Egyptian-style Erickson Beamon headpieces.

M.I.A. caused a bit of a stir by flipping the bird during her verse, but it wasn’t that shocking when you compare it to Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction.

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