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Nicki Minaj's most ridiculous looks of 2012

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On New Year’s Eve, Nicki Minaj told reporters that one of her resolutions is to stop buying shoes. I’d like to suggest a few more articles of clothing that should be added to her list.

Whether she’s baiting Catholics in a holy trainwreck of an outfit at the Grammys or swaddling herself in bedazzled fur to play a saucy variation of Narnia’s White Witch, Nicki knows how to get the world’s attention — and I suspect she couldn’t care less about whether that attention is positive or negative.

So perhaps this PopStyle Intervention is really a celebration of ballsiness, ingenuity, and the particular brand of crazy that sees a pair of wedges covered in plush teddy bears and thinks, “Yes, this is a thing that an adult human should put on her body.” Come, friends: Let’s take a sentimental journey through the greatest sartorial missteps-slash-triumphs Nicki’s made in recent months. Starships were meant to fly — and these outfits were meant to be gawked at. SEE THE PHOTOS

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