Nicki Minaj’s 9 Most Awesome On-Stage Outfits Of 2010

Nicki Minaj has had a monster of a year. From her Pink Friday album debut, to her highly praised guest rap verses—the world is the Harajuku Barbie’s oyster. In addition to introducing us to several of her alter egos, the current queen of KING magazine has also brought us a rainbow of wigs and an array of wild costumes that always seem to walk the line between kooky and sexy. We’ve managed to whittle down the rapper’s fabulous on-stage ensembles to her best nine.

#9: Nicki Minaj must have used some mega shoulder pads for this jacket worn during her Power 99 FM’s Powerhouse 2010 concert in October.
#8: This ensemble from Nicki’s Hot 97 Summer Jam earned its slot at number eight for one simple reason: the shoes!

#7: Nicki’s animal print catsuit, seen here at BET’s Rip The Runway, came in close second…

#6:…to the futuristic catsuit worn by Nicki during Hot 97’s Christmas Concert at New York’s Paradise Theater.

#5: We loved this Cat Woman look on the Harajuku Barbie, as she performed at the 2010 BET Awards.

#4:…Almost as much as we loved her killer all white look that night
#3: Nicki’s colorful dress and tights paired with a short blonde afro for VH1 Divas Salute The Troops earned this outfit a slot at #3.
#2: Only Nicki could pull off a futuristic outfit with an orange beehive from the 2010 MTV VMAs.
#1: This “mullet” pantsuit (business in the front, glitter party in the back) from her Thanksgiving concert was hands down our favorite Nicki on stage outfit of 2010. What’s your fav?