Nicki Minaj may be known for her glam hairstyles and elaborate makeover, but even with no makeup on the rap queen still slays with her looks.
Back in May 2022, Nicki Minaj broke the internet with a series of videos featuring her with little to no makeup on, in her natural hair.
The videos portrayed the glam queen in a new light, as until then, the star had become synonymous with eccentric hairstyles, colourful wigs and mind-blowing makeup to fit her Barbie persona.
Minaj’s videos garnered millions of likes on social media, with fans flooding the comment section with words of admiration. It even attracted comments from co-stars like La La Anthony, who complimented her fresh-looking face.
While the videos of Nicki Minaj going natural, with no makeup on made their rounds, it wasn’t the first time the star would turn heads with her natural looks.
Over the years, more photos or videos of the icon rocking her natural looks have gone public, proving her a beauty with or without makeup. That said, here are seven times Nicki Minaj stunned in her natural beauty.
1. The Red Tracksuit Look
One of the earliest appearances of the “Anacondas” crooner without makeup was in 2014. At the time, the songstress hit the streets in her way to rehearse for the “Philly 4th of July Jam and Grand Fireworks Finale” in a red tracksuit.
While the songstress looked captivating as usual as she greeted her fans, what captured the most attention was her appearance without makeup. Additionally, Nicki Minaj rocked her real hair to go with the no-makeup looks, capturing the definition of natural beauty.
2. Nicki Minaj Storms Paris With No Makeup
In June 2018, Nick Minaj arrived in Paris for a photoshoot with Karl Lagerfeld, for the cover of Elle US. Upon her arrival at the French city of love, Nicki Minaj turned heads with her natural face and dark long tresses with a middle part handing down her hips.
Despite having no makeup on at the time, the rap queen aced her looks, in her casual outfit and massive glasses ahead of her photo session.
Even with the magical post-makeup transformation on the magazine cover, her looks before getting glammed up stole the hearts of fans.
3. Nicki Minaj’s Rare Outing At LAX Airport
Clad in see-through leggings and a black crop top with pink designs, Nicki Minaj turned heads while passing through the LAX Airport in July 2014.
Aside from her eye-popping curves and toned abs on display, her appearance without makeup was the ultimate showstopper. The looks made the rounds for weeks, as fans couldn’t have enough of the crooner’s natural beauty.
4. Another Airport Appearance
It seems traveling with no makeup on has become a thing for Nicki Minaj. Another picture of the rap queen passing through the LAX Airport showed her donning Gucci slides, two Chanel handbags, a polkadots top and black ripped jeans.
She accentuated the outfit with a massive sunshade covering her face. Yet, not even that could deflect the attention from her natural beauty, which turned heads at the airport.
5. Nicki Minaj Roughing It Up In Mexico With No Makeup
From Paris to Mexico, Nicki Minaj doesn’t shy away from flaunting her natural beauty with no makeup when it counts. In one of her pictures taken during her vacation in Mexico, the star looked cozy in a pink tracksuit.
Despite having no makeup on, with her real hair held up in a ponytail, the rapper stunned like the true beauty she was.
6. The Bathroom Selfie
Fans have seen Minaj go natural in vacation pics, show rehearsals or while taking a dip in a pool. Yet, none is as stunning as the star’s bathroom selfies, which she seems to enjoy sharing while flaunting her makeup-free looks and long tresses.
One picture particularly took the internet by storm after sharing it on social media. The shot showed the singer posing under the shower, with her limp natural hair hanging down her back, while her dimpled smile shone through her makeup-free face.
Nicki Minaj radiated innocence and simplicity in the pics, making them more alluring.
7. The Woman In Red
Another photo of Nicki Minaj with no makeup showed the rap goddess clad in a tiny-strapped red gown, with dotted white details sliding down her hips on both sides.
Adding to her glam look, the star rocked her real hair, putting its thickness on display. If ever there was a doubt about Nicki Minaj’s beautiful appearance without makeup, this picture cleared them for good.
Indeed, Nicki Minaj looks beautiful even with no makeup, as these pictures have proven over the years. Nonetheless, she has come to be known for her artificial colourful wigs, and heavy makeup, which also reflects her beauty in its own way. Hence, with or without makeup, the curvaceous mom of one sure knows how to turn heads.