Known for her usually extreme and over-the-top outfits and multi-colored hair, rapper Nicki Minaj is on a new mission to be taken seriously in the rap game. According to reports, the American Idol judge has fired her entire glam team -- to get the ball of her new image rolling.

After the multiple rumors of Minaj going under the knife, Nicki has stated that she has never had work done to her face.

The 'Roman Reloaded' rapper is seeking to be taken seriously as an artist, according to sources close to her:

“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.”

 

Nicki has even admitted to being tired of being compared to pop star, Lady Gaga:

"First of all, I’m a rapper. I’m from south Jamaica, Queens,” she said. “What are the similarities?… Wigs? Every female in this game wears wigs. Over the top costumes? Eh, try again. It’s getting tired now, though, to me.”

 

Personally, I think Nicki is an extremely talented rapper with a unique look - naturally. I feel that her talent is overshadowed by her outfits and hair at times.

Also, when Nicki has looked "normal", I really like her more. She's beautiful, and I think it's time for us to see the real Nicki.

What do you think?

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