Between American Idol, her desire for non-stereotypical acting roles, and her SERIOUSLY toned down look at Elton John's Oscar party, it certainly sounds as though we should be preparing ourselves for a whole new Nicki Minaj!
Unfortunately for her style team, this means that they're most likely out of work!
According to sources close to the rapper, Her Minajesty is ready for the world to see that she's not just a super-colorful, bubblegum rainbow one-trick pony, and is majorly re-vamping her style for what's rumored to be a much more hip-hop-centric new album!
And it once again certainly seems that way, given the ferosh hair and threads she RAWKED while promoting her K-Mart Collection Friday in WeHo (above and below)!
"Nicki is desperate to be taken seriously as an artist. She's fired her long-standing hairdresser who has been responsible for some of her crazy hairstyles over the years. She's also fired her stylist. Nicki feels that now she's done with American Idol she can finally be taken seriously and release a proper hip-hop album."
Hey! This is a factor that gives the true greats staying power:
Their constant growth and evolution as an artist, and the fearlessness that one must have in order to do that!
We ADORED the softer side of Nicki we saw last week, and are looking forward to seeing where this progression of style will take her further…AND possibly compliment her musical aesthetic!
You do you, gurl!
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