It was only 6 weeks or so ago that Nicki Minaj‘s wig guy exited stage left over “creative differences”, but now she’s gone and fired her whole style team in an effort to be taken seriously instead of seen as a real-life escapee from a Dreamworks animated film.
From The Sun (via Metro):
“Nicki is desperate to be taken seriously as an artist.
“She’s fired her long-standing hairdresser who has been responsible for some of her crazy hairstyles over the years. She’s also fired her stylist.
“Nicki feels that now she’s done with American Idol she can finally be taken seriously and release a proper hip-hop album.”
Well, Nicki isn’t “done” with Idol considering the live shows haven’t even started yet, so that sort of puts a damper on the veracity of the story to begin with. But let’s go with it. So let me get this right: Nicki Minaj has suddenly realised that a grown woman who lives in latex body suits and has flourescent hair might be seen as more of a novelty act than a high brow artiste and she actually cares about that?
Sorry, I don’t think so. Nicki Minaj’s whole “thing” is that she doesn’t really give a shit what anyone expects of her and is quite happy adorning herself in all manner of baubles and shit as a form of experimentation within her artistry, which spans not just hip hop but also dance and straight pop. Is she nuts? Yes, but not because of this, and there’s no way she would suddenly think that no one takes her seriously because of it (and if they did, she’d tell them to f-ck off).
On the other hand, as she does inch closer to 30, she probably will naturally want to tone it down but that’s just because we change and get more comfortable with ourselves than we were in our younger years, blah blah. She probably did fire her style team, but just because she’s a diva, not because she’s not feeling her hot pink wigs anymore.