Nicki Minaj isn’t exactly known for her down-to-earth ensembles, but sometimes she steps out in a look that’s downright befuddling. (Remember that whole mish-mash of toys she wore to the 2011 VMAs?) So when the newly announced American Idol judge got ready for auditions in NYC, you can be sure she chose an outfit that was guaranteed to turn heads!

On Monday, September 17, the hip hop star hit the streets outside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, where thousands of hopefuls lined up for the chance to become a star. Unfortunately for them, it was Nicki who stole the show in a spotted blouse, matching tights, black leather shorts, and a cumberbund-style belt.

To top it all off (literally), Nicki wore a classic majorette’s cap with a feather on the rim. Needless to say, the paparazzi didn’t miss her — and neither did we!

What do think of Nicki’s wild and wacky look? Is it cheeky and fun or just plain outrageous?


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