Nicki Minaj Switches Up Red Carpet To Stage Style At Billboard Music Awards

Nicki Minaj at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 19.
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Throughout tonight’s Billboard Awards, we saw tons of stars bringing their sartorial A-game to both the red carpet and the stage, but no one donned two totally opposite (but equally amazing) looks quite like Nicki Minaj. When she walked the carpet, she sported a soft and elegant floor-sweeping crimson gown with sequin detailing along the bustier. She finished the look with sky-high red platform shoes and matching nails on both her hands and feet. #dedication For her beauty game, she opted for platinum ringlets, extra thick lashes and nude lips for an-understated-yet-still-red-carpet-ready look.

When Barbs hit the stage with Lil Wayne to perform “High School,” she ditched her ethereal gown for a badass all-black ensemble. She wore a Chanel logo snapback with a SERIOUSLY studded black and gold jacket, ripped leggings, fur-trimmed stiletto booties, and a black crop top. She swapped her blonde curls with super straight, long black strands and light pink lipstick. We love how she managed to rock two completely different ensembles in equally awesome ways, but if we HAD to pick a favorite look, we’d say we like her onstage outfit just a tad more. It felt more Nicki to us since it was super on-trend but still girly, and we can’t help but LOVE seeing our Barbs back in her signature black hair. But what do you thinkā€”do you like Nicki’s red carpet or onstage ensemble better? Let us know in the comments below!


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