The skintight Nicki Minaj American Idol outfit she wore this week outraged fans on Twitter who thought it was far too revealing. Considering how often Nicki Minaj has bared her breasts either on purpose or accidentally, we aren't quite sure why everyone thought the outfit was so shocking.
Up until now on American Idol 2013, judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj’s outfits almost seemed to be coordinated, which made us all scratch our heads, especially considering their tumultuous past. Not this past Wednesday, however, when Mariah showed up looking surprisingly demure in a simple black lace cocktail dress, while Nicki’s red dress left little to the imagination.
Nicki topped Huffington Post’s worst dressed list for the week, wearing an outfit that they said “took the term ‘boob window’ to the next level.” We do have to say, however, we loved the matching red lipstick, which was a refreshing change from the uber light pink lipstick that has become her signature.
Twitter comments flew fast and furious about the Nicki Minaj Idol outfit, and not in a good way. Posters called it "stripper like" and said her cleavage was "precarious". Others called it "trashy" and said she looked "like an idiot."
Perhaps the backlash over the red dress was the reason she took to the American Idol stage looking surprisingly casual Thursday night, dressed in a simple white wife-beater tank (sorry, that’s what they’re called!) and jeans.
It’s interesting to look at the evolution of Nicki’s wardrobe. She used to be known for her outrageous outfits and pink cotton candy hair but, as many know, she reportedly fired her wig stylist and entire wardrobe team this year in an effort to revamp her look. Up until Wednesday’s show, her outfits have been surprisingly classy and distinctly low key.
Check out Nicki's revealing red dress in the clip below. What did you think of the “boob window” dress?