Nicki Minaj picked out three sexy outfits to wear during her 2018 BET Awards performance.The rapper took to the stage during the ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday (24Jun18) and drove the crowd wild by kicking off her spect…
Nicki Minaj picked out three sexy outfits to wear during her 2018 BET Awards performance.
The rapper took to the stage during the ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday (24Jun18) and drove the crowd wild by kicking off her spectacle by performing one of her two comeback singles, Chun-Li.
Her first outfit consisted of a red and black belted coat sparkling with sequins along the trim, which Nicki paired with thigh-high shiny latex boots.
After bringing the stage to life with the help of her dancers, who helped recreate the Japan-inspired music video, the Anaconda hitmaker ditched the jacket to reveal a raunchy PVC minidress.
The neckline plunged towards her midriff and accessories including nude fishnet tights and a diamante chain necklace reading Chun-Li.
Finally, the 35-year-old took the opportunity to make a final outfit change when YG took to the stage to perform Big Bank with fellow rappers 2 Chainz and Big Sean.
Nicki reemerged to join the trio and delivered her verse of the song by sitting on a plastic pink horse while wearing a baby pink belted basque adorned with sparkling silver panels, and accessorised with high-heeled metallic shoe boots.
Another musician to make a statement at the event was Janelle Monae, who rocked the red carpet wearing a statement rainbow coloured dress to pay tribute to Pride 2018.
The 32-year-old, who recently revealed she identifies as pansexual, looked stunning in an emerald green detailed bustier which was jazzed up by a frilled tulle skirt which symbolised Pride’s signature rainbow flag emblem.
The Pynk star gave the eye-catching outfit an androgynous twist by adding a red and black military style cap and had a pink, purple and blue diamante clutch bag draped over her wrist.
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Janelle Monae’s stylist has praised the singer for taking risks when it comes to her clothes.Janelle’s latest music video for song Pynk has got everyone talking this week, thanks to “vagina trousers” worn by Janelle and her dancers. The pink pu…
Janelle Monae’s stylist has praised the singer for taking risks when it comes to her clothes.
Janelle’s latest music video for song Pynk has got everyone talking this week, thanks to “vagina trousers” worn by Janelle and her dancers. The pink puffy pants, by Dutch designer Duran Lantink, resemble a woman’s most intimate area.
Later in the video, 32-year-old Janelle wears a pair of white Y fronts with the words Sex Cells across the front, and pubic hair sprouting out the side.
Praising Janelle’s bold attitude to fashion, stylist Alexandra Mandelkorn, who worked on the Pynk video, told mic.com: “Instead of creating a character on screen, I now get to work with a person and really help them create their vision or the character that they want.
“Working with Janelle has been such a dream because she does have a clear idea of what she wants and she’s willing to take risks. I get to bring new things to the table, but also she has guidelines of what she likes to stay in. It’s nice to be given some parameters.”
Alexandra has been working with Janelle since November, and has helped to add colour to the Tightrope singer’s usual monochrome wardrobe.
Some of their top looks so far have been the scarlet Christian Siriano suit she wore to the Vanity Fair Oscars Party and the fuchsia Wolk Morais suit the singer and actress wore for the A Wrinkle in Time Los Angeles premiere.
“I think that she is definitely going through a transition of change and those inklings had already begun with this album (Dirty Computer),” Alexandra enthused. “Her people didn’t mention anything specific about her wanting a change, but I can imagine if they saw my work they saw that I am definitely adventurous and I’m not afraid to go big. Knowing her now, she is definitely one who wants to have really avant-garde pieces that other people, I have to say, wouldn’t have the balls to wear.”
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