One source claims the 18-year-old was actually bullied for being there -- apparently not everyone thought she earned the right to walk the shows!
The insider spilled:
This is certainly a new Nicki Minaj!
While we're used to some boob, butt and legs from Mizz Minaj, the Met Gala was all about her hair!
Covered up in a navy blue Tommy Hilfiger gown, Nicki worked it in a whole new way.
Whether or not this works with the punk theme, the American Idol judge kept it fresh!
But we sure would've loved seeing that cray cray body on display wrapped up with some chains!
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