Whether you love her exaggerated delivery and in-your-face style, or think she's overrated and super annoying -- there's no denying that Nicki Minaj is hot in the streets right now. Although I tend to ascribe to the philosophy that less can be more when it comes to being sexy, I'm enjoying Nicki's brash flow. And I'm hoping heartily that this leads to a resurgence of female MCs in the game.
Check her out, escorting Diddy's son to his Super Sweet 16 birthday party.
Nicki's style is bold and overtly feminine -- the self-dubbed "Harajuku Barbie" often wears her hair long with blunt bangs. Her hair color is usually dark, and lately she's been rocking bright pink streaks at the back. It takes a brave woman to pull this look off, and here's how you can do it!
-- In Nicki's verse on "5 Star Chick" she alludes to "gluing her weave in" -- so we can assume that she's rocking a weave or at least extensions. Extensions would be the easiest way to wear pink streaks in your hair. You can find hot pink hair extensions like Nicki's at Horrorkidz.com, at Hot Topic, and I'm hearing people on hair forums talk about finding bags of pink hair at the swap meet but of course that would vary according to a swap meet near you.
-- Your other options would involve more damaging methods: like bleaching out parts of your hair. Manic Panic is best known for offering bleach kits and dyes in whatever color you're seeking, and if you want to go for a slightly safer alternative that may allow you to change your hair color almost as often as you change your mind, try a semipermanent dye like Clairol's Jazzing.
What are your thoughts on Nicki Minaj's do? Are you a fan? Or is that much too much for you?