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Nicki Minaj Explains Her 'Shocking' New Look To 'GQ'

'I will shock the world again and just be more toned down'

Last year, Nicki Minaj took a firm anti-bra stance. Well, her feelings have taken a turn, at least based on the outfits she wore for an interview in GQ, where she not only wears a regular bra, but a leather bustier with metal accents. It's like a bra on steroids.

The white top is paired with a high-waisted, colorful pencil skirt and two colorful dogs. Her hair is long, straight, and simple and is consistent with her toned-down aesthetic. She revealed to GQ the inspiration behind the new look, saying, "I always thought that by the time I put out a third album, I would want to come back to natural hair and natural makeup. I thought, I will shock the world again and just be more toned down. I thought that would be more shocking than to keep on doing exactly what they had already seen."

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In another shot she wears the same top, but wears it with a bright red skirt. Her rocking horse companion wears the same colors, but there's no competition: Nicki wore it better.

You can read the full article at GQ while thinking about how hard it would be to ride a rocking horse in a very fitted skirt.