Is Nicki Minaj's Look Something to 'Idol'ize?
Nicki Minaj is loud, and we're not just talking about her music. The rapper rarely sports the same neon hairdo long enough to pose for a picture, and her choice in clothing ranges from futuristic to fairytale. If you're not yet familiar with Nicki's look, prepare yourself: You may be seeing a whole lot more of her on network TV.
US Weekly reports that Minaj has been selected to join Mariah Carey as a new judge on the upcoming season of "American Idol." She will be expected to dole out singing advice and criticism, but she may make a bigger splash with her fashion statements.
Have a look at some of Nicki's loudest and most memorable looks, and tell us what you think about her style in the poll below.
2012 BET Awards
Nicki Minaj accepts the Best Female Hip Hop Artist award at the 2012 BET Awards in Los Angeles on July 1.
2012 Kids' Choice Awards
From the stage, Nicki greets fans at Nickelodeon's 25th annual Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles on March 31.
Christie's Green Auction
Minaj performs during the Christie's Green Auction: Bid To Save The Earth event in New York on March 29, 2011.
2011 Grammy Awards
Nicki arrives at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 13.
2010 BET Awards
Nicki Minaj takes the stage to accept the award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the 2010 BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27. Presenters Taraji P. Henson and Mike Epps look on.
NBA All-Star Game
Nicki sits courtside during the NBA All-Star game in Orlando on February 26, 2012.
2012 Grammy Awards
Minaj arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 12.
2011 American Music Awards
Nicki Minaj performs with David Guetta at the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles on November 20.
iHeartRadio Music Festival
Nicki performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on September 24, 2011.
New York Fashion Week
Nicki Minaj attends the Betsey Johnson Spring/Summer 2012 collection on September 12, 2011.
2011 MTV Video Music Awards
Minaj accepts the Best Hip Hop Video award for "Super Bass" at the 2011 MTV VMAs in Los Angeles on August 28.
2011 MTV Movie Awards
Along with Ashton Kutcher, Nicki Minaj presents the Best Actress award at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on June 5.
2011 Billboard Music Awards
Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 22.