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From Material Girl Spoofs to Trippy Technicolor Jewelry

 - Oct 2, 2011
These days, every time you turn on the radio, chances are you will hear a song by female rapper Nicki Minaj; her current influence on pop culture is undeniable, and this list of Nicki Minaj innovations demonstrates just what captivates audiences so much about Young Money's leading lady.

Signed by self-acclaimed "greatest rapper alive" Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj has made a huge name for herself in recent years, not by releasing great mix-tapes and albums, but by being featured on seemingly every other song on the radio. Top 40 charts are dominated by Nicki Minaj and audiences can't get enough of the rainbow-colored, wig-wearing rapper.

This list of Nicki Minaj innovations showcases a different side of the pop star, namely, the high fashion side. Getting photo spreads in Elle magazine and Glamour magazine really adds to a girl's fashion credibility.

Enjoy this gallery of Nicki Minaj innovations and maybe even get some style inspiration from the YMCMB songstress.