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Nicki Minaj Draws Inspiration for Bizarre VMAs Outfit From Tokyo

August 29, 2011 (6:51 am) GMT
When asked about her unique dress, the 'Fly' raptress tells reporters backstage at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, 'Harajuku is something I have been absorbing for a very long time.'
Nicki Minaj

Tokyo apparently has something to do with 's head-turning outfit at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. The "Fly" raptress generated buzz when hitting the black carpet on Sunday (August 28) night, wearing a metal dress with a pink tutu that she combined with colorful socks and leg warmers.

When asked about her eclectic fashion choice, the 28-year-old told reporters backstage,"Tokyo inspires this outfit." The singer, who completed her bizzare look with a soft-serve ice cream necklace, a Japanese face mask and a pink, yellow and orange wig, went on to elaborate her answer, "You know, Harajuku is something I have been absorbing for a very long time."

Coming to the VMAs, Nicki was up for a number of awards. The Young Money member, however, lost to for Best Collaboration and to for Best Female Video. Still, she managed to beat the likes of , , and on the category of Best Hip-Hop Video, thanks to "Super Bass".

Nicki was also on hand in presenting Best Pop Video award along with . Taking the stage for the presentation, she shared several awkward moments with the actor as they discussed his recent weight loss and prompted him to unleash his anger when she failed to see the funny side of his joke.

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Presenting Award With Jonah Hill:


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