Nicki Minaj Goes Back to Her Roots


It looks like Nicki Minaj has packed up her rainbow of wigs and wacky costumes in favor of a more natural look. So what was the reason for the big change?

The rapper explained to MTV News that the shock factor of a make-under was the big draw for her. “I went so far to the other side that there's only one place to go from there,” she told the music channel while promoting The Other Woman. “You can either continue doing costumes or you can just say, 'Hey guess what? This will shock them even more. Doing nothing will shock them even more.'”

But it seems the process has been under way for quite some time. The “Starships” songstress received a make-under courtesy Elle last year, carrying the look over to her Marie Claire cover story. After some down time and a decadent fragrance commercial later, she switched to a darker hair shade for her turn on the MTV Movie Awards red carpet.

According to Minaj, it’s not just her look that has undergone a revamp, but her music has as well. The Pink Print is a coming full circle by going back to her hip-hop roots and staying far away from the pop hit formula. “I don't think it's something that I'm necessarily trying to do,” she said. “As soon as I started working on my new album, that's just the songs that I've been writing.”

We have to say we’re loving her new/old look and can’t wait to hear what she has up her sleeve for the new album.