Nicki Minaj Debuts Performance Pasties

Bringing back the pasties.
Photo: @nickiminaj Instagram

Recently, Nicki Minaj has been keeping her look subdued. She’s worn floor-length gowns to events in lieu of, like, a billion stuffed animals and has been favoring simple hair to wigs. She even—it seems—was so done with her wigs that she gave them to Rihanna. While we’ve enjoyed Nicki’s new ~lewk~, we’d by lying if we said we didn’t miss her old one. Well, good news—last night she brought back one of her former fave accessories: pasties!

Nicki performed at Hot 97 Summer Jam (and hung out with Rih, #JEALZ) wearing some silver star pasties and a completely sheer chain mail shirt. Nicki has been a longtime fan of pasties, but this is the first time we can think of that she’s ever worn them on stage. She’s worn them in videos, in the comfort of her own home, and on Halloween, but never as, like, an integral part of her outfit. It makes sense, though, considering how much she hates bras.

This look seems to be a blend of old and new Nicki—sure, you’ve got silver pasties, but she’s paired them with simple, straight hair and low-key makeup. Maybe next she’ll wear an Alexander McQueen gown and a face mask?

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