Nicki Minaj Goes ‘Jem And The Holograms’ On ‘Good Morning America’

Nicki Minaj performing on “Good Morning America” and Jem of Jem and the Holograms.
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Doot doot doot, Friday morning, getting ready for the weekend/relaxing our platform-weary feet and then BAM…NICKI MINAJ appears looking like a classic ’80s cartoon-eating chicken with a piano ring. Hence: Apocalypse, of the best sort.

At her Good Morning America shoot today Mistress Minaj rode up wearing an INCREDIBLE outfit, which is making us shake with caffeine/how much we want to explain how MIND-BOGGLING this is. It’s like a Matryoshka doll of win—each layer gets better and better—but it’s topped off with this blonde explosion of frizzy hair deliciousness that is part helmet, part dream come true, and ALL a fire hazard.

No secret that Nicki loves her Barbies, but it seems like she is also taking a cue from our girl Jem (of the Holograms variety). Whatever fictional character she’s channeling, girl looks GOOD. Like G-double-O-D. So let’s break it down, because unraveling this kind of stuff is what’ll get you Pulitzers. FIRST OFF, her earrings are so dollar-store diva perfect that we are calling a massive rise in the stock price of yellow because, as Nicki aptly displays, it goes with anything. In the same polyurethane plastic, we’ve got bangles galore (clashing, of course, but not fully, because the ménage—see what we did there?—of color she wears is repped across her wrists), and if you let your eyes wander down her hands, you see a totally Jem-referencing piano ring across her knuckles. Her microphone is Barbie pink (of course) and covered in glitter like any good rock star in the pre-Reagan age would do. (IF ONLY WE COULD SEE HER NAILS. WE MIGHT COMBUST.)

Nicki Minaj performing on “Good Morning America.”
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Let us move down, to the trifecta of magic of the plastic hoopskirt, printed leggings, rain boots. (Did you just say rain boots, you ask? We did. Because, in order to entirely smell of the inside of a Mattel factory, one must have their outfit consist entirely of RUBBER AND PLASTIC). She’s got this see-through hoopskirt, which fortunately does not hide the SUPER-HYPER-GRAPHIC leggings she’s wearing, and while we are zooming infinitesimally close…we can’t see the brand. But we’d guess—and this is awesome—they must be the priciest thing she is wearing. We love the fresh-off-the-street, DIY nature of this outfit. Girl brought leopard rain boots to a Giuseppe party, and she is working it like it is her job (which it is). Oooor she’s anticipating a torrential downpour with all that water-repellent gear. Either way, we are SO down.

While we can’t see the reason why she chose to nom on a drumstick (one hand glitter mic, the other hand a piece of chicken), it probably had something to do with keeping it real. Because that is all we see here. Pure Minaj REALNESS.


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