Nicki Minaj Debuts a New Look While Sitting Courtside

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Nicki Minaj Debuts a New Look While Sitting Courtside
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It’s been months since we spotted Nicki Minaj, whose last high-profile appearance occurred at the CFDA Fashion Fund Awards in November. Now, armed with two new singles and a fresh look, the “Pinkprint” rapper appears to be revving up for a resurgence on the Billboard charts. In other words, Barbie is officially back.

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Last night, Minaj, clad in head-to-toe leather and a set of stunner shades, sat courtside at the Los Angeles Lakers/Houston Rockets game, where she effortlessly served messy bun goals.

Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj

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Later on, she gifted us with a closer look at her low-key hairstyle, complete with dark roots and honey blonde strands. (That cat-eye is flawless, too.)

We’ve grown used to seeing the rapper and actress flex her impeccable wig game, but every once in awhile, she reminds us that she can slay in a classic do, too. Based on the cover art for both of her upcoming singles, there’s no telling what her next beauty move will be.

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#BarbieTingz 🦄Thursday🦄 10amPst 1pmEst everywhere.

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#ChunLi 🦄Thursday🦄 10amPst 1pmEst everywhere.

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For “Barbie Tingz,” she’s dressed in renaissance garb and what appears to be a crimped set of dramatic bangs. And for “Chun-Li,” she pays tribute to the classic Street Fighter character in double buns and a matching Fendi set. Minaj is the queen of multiple aesthetics, so we have a feeling she’ll continue to keep the Barbz on their toes.

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One thing’s for sure: between this surprise reveal, Cardi B.‘s infectious debut album “Invasion of Privacy,” and Azealia Banks‘ repeat-worthy “Anna Wintour,” our playlist is chock full of badass rap queens.

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