Nicki Minaj Goes Full of Barbie for MTV VMA’s 2022 Performance

Barbie is in the building.

Nicki Minaj pulled out all the stops with her looks for Sunday’s 2022 VMAs, which she co-hosted with Jack Harlow and LL Cool J, performed a medley of her greatest hits and took home the Video Vanguard Award.

The 39-year-old “Super Freaky Girl” rapper started with a bang and took the stage for her performance in a bright pink miniskirt and an intoxicating long-sleeved bustier that was Barbiecore at its best.

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The “Super Freaky Girl” rapper performed in an all-pink, crystal-studded outfit.
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The ensemble consisted of a pearl encrusted skater skirt, black sparkly high-tops with hot pink laces and a matching bubblegum pink ponytail with a pastel bow.

Even her nails were bright pink and studded with silver crystals.

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The 39-year-old rapper performed before receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
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Minaj always goes big with her VMAs outfits.

In recent years, she has appeared in a $15,000 gilded La Bourjoisie dress (2015), a bubblegum pink latex Vex catsuit (2017) and an Off-White bodysuit with a sheer skirt that left little to the imagination (2018).

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The “Super Bass” singer wore pale contact lenses while performing a medley of her greatest hits.
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Minaj’s set on Sunday marked the first time she performed on the VMA stage since 2018.

The medley consisted of songs like ‘Beez in the Trap’, ‘Roman’s Revenge’ and ‘Moment 4 Life’, along with her latest hit ‘Super Freaky Girl’.

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Minaj thanked her Barbz in her acceptance speech.
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Past Vanguard Award recipients include Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Missy Elliot, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Rihanna and Beyoncé.

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