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Nicki Minaj’s Best Music Video Looks Prove Why She’s A Style Icon

I could never forget her “Anaconda” fit.

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When it comes to serving stunning looks in her music videos, Nicki Minaj is in a league of her own. From her slime-green “Barbie Dreams” number to her giraffe-printed bodysuit in “Super Bass,” here are some of the star’s most memorable MV fits.

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“Super Bass”

Who can forget Nicki’s vibrant look from her 2010 bop, “Super Bass”? In this icy scene from the music video, Minaj wore a pink and white bodysuit with her two-toned hair. This outfit is still such a moment, so much so that Lil Nas X recreated it for Halloween in 2020.

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“Lookin’ A*S”

In the monochrome video for her 2014 hit, “Lookin' A*s,” Nicki kept her fit simple yet lethal. Literally. The rapper added two machine guns as an accessory to her look. While posing on a beach-desert, she wore a crochet dress, black pumps, and a slick-back ponytail.

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“Swalla”

Yeah, it’s the sunglasses for me. In the music video for Jason Derulo's 2017 summer hit, “Swalla,” Nicki delivered some fiery bars; however, the real star of this collab was the oversized, futuristic glasses she wore. I still want (and need) a pair of these beauties.

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“No Frauds”

Nicki teamed up with her former Young Money hitmakers, Drake and Lil Wayne, for this 2017 diss track. At the beginning of the “No Frauds” video, she roamed the streets of London in a sheer, bejeweled dress and matching headpiece. Talk about a look.

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“Kissing Strangers”

For her music video feature in DNCE’s 2017 playful tune, “Kissing Strangers,” Nicki served up major disco-Texas vibes. While strutting through a packed western club, the rapper wore an orange-and-red abstract bralette, flared jeans, and a tan wide-brimmed hat.

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“Barbie Dreams”

This is definitely what “Barbie Dreams” are made of. There are several memorable outfits from this 2018 Hype Williams-directed video, but this neon green trench coat look truly made me gasp. I can't forget those vibrant ombré waves, which only add to the video’s colorful theme.

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“Tusa”

In another memorable collaboration, Nicki joined forces with singer Karol G for their 2019 heartache song, “Tusa.” In the dreamy video, the rap star stunned in an all-white cutout gown complete with a thigh-high slit. This gorgeous look pairs well with the video's sparkly vibe.

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“Blick Blick!”

One thing to know about Nicki’s style, it’s that the emcee loves a colorful moment. This was clear in her 2022 “Blick Blick!” music video. She wore a green top underneath her lace corset, black distressed shorts, and tie-dye Philipp Plein thigh-high boots. The look was a serve.

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“Anaconda”

You didn’t think I forgot this moment, did you? The music video for Nicki’s 2014 single, “Anaconda,” delivered so many iconic moments, including this choker look. In the thrilling video, Minaj donned a gold chain top with a matching waist accessory, and high-waisted black shorts.

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