MTV Video Music Awards 2014

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NICKI'S OUTFIT

Year: 2011
Why It Worked: Where to start? Well, there was Minaj's cotton-candy pink and egg-yolk yellow beehive. Then there was the outfit, a colorful mash-up of purple metal, pink tulle and accessories that ranged from an ice cream cone necklace to furry animal socks over legwarmers. And to complete the look, Minaj dragged around some stuffed animals on a chain. It was silly, inventive and girly – just like the singer herself.