Style Evolution: Nicki Minaj

(Source: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images North America; Axelle/Bauer-Griffin)Nicki, is that you? When the usually madcap pop star showed up to the recent MTV Movie Awards in a sleek, simple Alexander McQueen gown, we barely recognized her. After all, this is a woman whose persona has long been predicated on her outré ensembles and a penchant for Technicolor wigs. But the cartoonish garb and bubble-gum-pink lipstick were nowhere in sight during Minaj's recent red carpet appearances. The star, who makes her film debut in The Other Woman, out today, appears to have undergone one of the greatest make-unders of the modern era. She's rocking sophisticated monochromatic gowns, natural hair, and fresh-faced makeup. And she has never looked better.

Here, we take a look back at her transformation from outlandish to all-out babe.

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