It’s Barbie

Harajuku GirlsI have never considered buying a pink wing, well, apart from the time I had seen Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation. I have never thought about mixing tribal animal prints of the zebra with green nail varnish and pink lipstick, not until Nicki Minaj came onto the music scene.

The Harajuku Barbie who belongs to young money has rocketed with her hairstyles, outfits and lyrics. Born Onika Tanya Miraj the Trinidadian-American rapper and R&B singer-songwriter released her debut album Pink Friday and became the first artist ever to have seven songs in the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time.

The Queens native draws her outfit inspirations from Japanese street fashion, Barbie dolls, previous female rappers and the tough street look of the 1980s. Her doll-like expressions add to her stage presence and are reminiscent of Japanese animation.

Harajuku Barbie - Nicki MinajStanding out from the typical sweet girl look of many R&B singers, Minaj cements her uniqueness firmly to the ground.
Daring to be different and expressing her inspirations, Minaj ignores other peoples opinions in a society where we are expected to follow the norm. Whether it is a green bob, pink curls, a black bun, Nicki continually captivates our attention. She is brave enough to wear a planetary mini with Gucci boots and blonde wig, adding thick gold chains. Like Dita Von Teese, she expresses herself, which gives others the belief that we can find our inner fashion goddess. I cannot wait to see what 2011 has in store for Nicki as I’ll be keeping a close watch.