nicki minaj grammys 2011 Grammys 2011: Nicki Minaj takes to the red carpet animal styleIn a year where Lady Gaga didn’t arrive in an egg, Nicki Minaj‘s leopard print Givenchy extravaganza — with hair to match — would probably have been the talk of Sunday (Feb. 13) night’s Grammys. As it was, it was still pretty fierce.

“This is a miraculous piece of lioness meets her cub meets fastosity meets fabulosity meets fashionista meets runway meets everything, darling,” Minaj purred to E!’s Ryan Seacrest, after teasing him that yes, it was all her hair thanks to special buttons that control the length and color that she pushes at night before she goes to bed.

The look took two hours to pull off thanks to her hairdresser taking care of the wig the night before.

In addition to being up for a Grammy for Best Rap Perfromance by a Group or Duet for “My Chick Bad” with Ludacris, Minaj is also a presenter.

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Brill Bundy has spent her entire career covering TV and pop culture. This is what happens when your parents try and limit your viewing habits to three shows a week. Likes: seasons with no more than 13 episodes, anti-heroes and binge-watching. Dislikes: when cartoon characters make out, when TV shows name check their titles, drawn out premieres and finales. TV words to live by: "If every porkchop was perfect, we wouldn't have hot dogs."