WERQ: Nicki Minaj in Alexander McQueen at “The Other Woman” LA Premiere

Posted on April 22, 2014


This is the very definition of “shutting it down.”

Nicki-Minaj_The-Other-Woman-LA-Premiere-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Nicki Minaj attends the premiere of “The Other Woman” in Los Angeles, California in Alexander McQueen.

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Nicki-Minaj_The-Other-Woman-LA-Premiere-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-(7)Alexander McQueen Ribbed Leaf Knit Gown

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We’re loving her toned down face and hair. It’s really setting off her face much better than the clown looks (much as we miss them).  That’s a lot of boob n’ butt for one look, but she’s WERQing the shit out of it all with the posing and attitude. It’s fun, sexy and a little chic, all at the same time.

But we’ll say this, girl, from a style perspective, you get one or two more “CHECK MY ASS” dresses before we declare you overdoing it. But until then, you WERQ that butt dress and bone structure.





[Photo Credit: David Gabber/PRPhotos.com, Janice Ogata/PRPhotos.com, neimanmarcus.com]

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  • RussellH88

    That can’t be real ass, can it?

    I think she looks great, though. I think that since it’s such a departure from the usual, what could be standard on someone else really pops because she’s working such a different look.

    But I will always miss the tacky. My souls feeds on it.

    • Susan Velazquez

      Some people say she has implants but Nicki Minaj hasn’t admitted to anything, to my knowledge. Plus, she is arching her back like crazy.

      I miss my Pink Friday Nicki too. I think it’s because she’s trying to launch a movie career, she’s trying to be a little more “serious”.

      • conniemd

        I just can’t with the butt and ass posing. She’s going to get a permanently injured back arching it that way to stick out her boobs and butt.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      No, it’s not real. But if she likes it, I love it. And it looks fantastic right here.

      • Sarah

        Right? It should be perky, it’s only about five years old. JK – it’s her prerogative and I think she looks good.

        • Evan

          I think it looks gross and cartoonish. If it was natural or if she was a big girl that would be one thing, but it doesn’t go with her body type and even though it’s her prerogative, it’s not real so it’s up for criticism.

          • Arjay Gallo

            i don’t see why if her ass is real or if you like it matters to anyone but you. she’s still bankin a check hard and youre still commenting, so her ass, fake or not, is hers and its hot.

      • shirab

        How does one get a not-real ass? I’m trying to imagine what method would work on something you need to sit on. Implants seem squishy. Injections? How much whateveritis would you have to inject? I hope it’s just natural.

        • suzq

          I’d want mine to be made out of Spenco gel so it could double as a seat cushion.

        • kimmeister

          I would be afraid implants would pop every time I sat down!

    • barbarienne

      I don’t know if that is real ass, but it certainly could be. I have an ass like a shelf, round and peachy, and it’s 40+ years old and shows no sign of sagging yet. I’m a very large woman, but my ass is the legacy of a college fencing career + genetics.

      (Yes, I consider my ass one of my best features. Appreciate what you’ve got, I say.)

      • demidaemon

        You’ve got a real ass-et there. *ba dum ching*

        Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. And kudos for you for following Rupaul’s advice and just being awesome.

    • shegotgame

      She’s had butt injections. She’s admitted it in a song. It’s hers….but enhanced.

  • She’s smarter than what most people credit her for. She looks like that and puts on the clown so when she takes it off, her real look is a reveal. Crafty.

  • Ali B

    When you got a butt like that, every dress is a check my butt dress.

    A woman with tits so big even turtlenecks are check my tits shirts.

    • RussellH88

      A Titleneck?

      • Kitten Mittons

        That made me titter.

      • Sarah

        Tittleneck. Titleneck is a golf ball 🙂

        • suzq

          No, that’s Titleist.

          • Sarah

            Yes, you are right. Humor, darling.

    • ScarlettHarlot

      As a woman with a larger-than-life posterior, I can wholeheartedly agree. I’m Latina, and I can’t help that every dress I wear is a check my butt dress. I won’t hide my butt under a bushel!

      • shegotgame

        Here, here – me too!

      • Fanny_Trollope

        You flaunt that sassy butt, honey.

      • If you had a bushel on your butt I am certain it would attract more attention! 😉

    • Hetha Innis

      “Ass so fat you can see it from the front!” Not calling her fat, just one of my favorite lyrics and well, THAT ASS IS AMAZING.

      • TropiCarla

        Mos Def 4eva!

    • Yes, seriously! I was trying to imagine what she could wear that wouldn’t qualify as that with TLo.

      • kimmeister

        A trapeze top? A-line skirt?

        • J. Preposterice

          as a big butted/wide-hipped type, I got to say, A-lines end up sorta tragic, because they flip up like CHECK MY PANTIES AND THIGH FLESH even when they are SUPPOSEDLY knee-length.

          a pencil skirt that curves in under the butt is way more flattering — yeah, it technically “shows off” the butt more, but it does it by covering the butt nicely, not by accidentally showing the butt to passersby like A-lines do.

          man, a-lines can bite me.

          • LJCdoc

            This 100%. I’m a much happier big-assed girl since I discovered pencil skirts.

          • melisaurus

            On me A-line skirts turn into hi-lo skirts (hi in the back, low in the front).

          • J. Preposterice

            oh dude, I haaaate that.

      • oldscrumby

        A huge bustle? but I image they would have other issues with that…

  • kmk05

    Her face and makeup totally bring me back to my TLC ‘Girl, I don’t want no scrub’ days. She’s so beautiful, both in a traditional way and in her costume way, and she navigates both extremes with ease. It makes her so much more versatile than Katy Perry or Lady Gaga.

    Also, that ASS. It is glorious.

    • Anna

      “Cause I’m lookin’ like class and he lookin’ like trash, can’t get with no deadbeat ass.”

      HUGE TLC fan here, if I could upvote you infinity times, I would. And I agree on all points.

      • kmk05

        I am playing that song on loop now. Queuing up the album as we speak!

        • Anna

          I’ve got it stuck in my head now too! Sooo listening to my TLC playlist at the gym tonight.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    I like it from the back and side views, but from straight on I would have liked to see some detail or contrast in the waist area.

  • TropiCarla

    I am feelin’ her new direction.

    Psst … Uncles, ‘shutting’ is misspelled.

    • Lilithcat

      I don’t know. Considering the cleavage she’s showing, “shutiting” might be the right word.

  • KinoEye

    Gorgeous. Girl can WERQ the costumes and the chic equally well. Major props.

    However, that ass would call attention to itself no matter what she puts over it. It just won’t quit.

    • Kitten Mittons

      “Truly, yours is a butt that won’t quit.”
      I love this look. Does this mean I have to start tolerating her now? Feh, I say.

      • Ginger

        No, it most certainly does not. She is in that group of people that I can’t stand. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t acknowledge when they put in the effort and look good.

        • Kitten Mittons

          Fabulous! Then I’m board with the whole look, and I’m quickly turning away.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I love it-she’s such a pretty girl. This dress doesn’t overwhelm; it lets all her assets shine, and that’s not easy to do in a full length gown on a tiny person.

  • kimmeister

    A McQueen sweater-gown! Who’d have thunk? But I love it.

    Many kudos to her bra fitter.

  • M_E_S

    She is just STUNNING. Much as I love her crazy outfits, she’s really doing her beauty a service here and showing everyone how gorgeous she is. And DAT ASS.

  • @Biting Panda

    WERQ + Epic Bitch Face = Fucking Perfection

    • Anplica Fiore

      I’d have an Epic Bitch Face if my back had to be arched that much as well. OUCHIES!

    • ccinnc

      She looks gorgeous, but those talons, UGH.

      • @Biting Panda

        Eh, they’re her thing. I’ve grown used to seeing them on her, Rihanna, and other Divas extraordinaire. When I wear my nails long, I’d rather have a rounded point (not this extreme( than the squared off look.

  • Anna

    I should hate this. It’s basically a no-colour sweater dress. But she looks slammin’ and her hair and face are giving me life.

  • uprightcitizen

    If that’s your ass, I’m pretty sure every dress is a “check my ass” dress. There isn’t a flared skirt, peplum, or layered chiffon that’s going to keep that from taking center stage.

  • Gorgeous. A lesson in how contrasting a neutral colour with your skin is a Good Thing. I want this dress but mine will have to be a much darker colour (and a non-Alexander McQueen price).

  • Sarah

    She looks gorgeous, full stop. I am a lil afraid of how pointy those nails are, tho.

  • Introspective

    feeling the new “natural” nicki. she’s gorge and she knows it. we all know we are looking at her ass whether we want to or not. so hell, she might as well play to it as one of her strengths.

    snaps girl. the face is beat, hair is laid and the dress fits like a glove. werq indeed.

  • JasmineAM

    I Would hope the ass she paid for looks good in anything.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Her hair and makeup are really showcasing her natural beauty, and the very subtle color of the dress allow her to WERQ her bodily assets.
    Well done, Ms. Minaj.

  • decormaven

    I’m loving her new look. Such supreme confidence- she could be wearing a lampshade, and she would still be turning it on.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I read somewhere she was going to cut back on the wigs and crazy outfits. I’m happy to see it because I’ve always thought she was incredibly beautiful without all of it.

  • ojosazules

    Talk about making a dress sing. Damn.

  • siriuslover

    hahahaha, I love how you guys are giving her a time limit on the butt dresses! She really is quite beautiful without the crazy eyes and the clown gear.

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  • Sam Smith

    She really is beautiful, I missed that before with the clown looks. I think its actually nice to see her toned down. Lady Gaga, take note, please.

    • girlsaturday

      Nicki Minaj has better raw materials than Gaga though – Steffi is pretty, but she isn’t exactly striking when you take away all of the Fashun! (take her appearance in the Videophone music video).

  • SewingSiren

    Nicki Fatale.

  • Evan

    I don’t understand why my comment was moderated. She’s a celebrity and she made a choice. That’s the way celebrity and the world works. If it was natural, I wouldn’t say anything. But since she got implants I think I’m allowed to say that I think it’s gross and cartoonish and that it doesn’t fit her body type. Obviously it doesn’t fit her natural body type or else she would have been born with it.

  • MilaXX

    I think Nicki is doing a better job of dressing more normal than Kate Upton is. Nicki still looks youthful whereas Kate has gone straight to grandma-ville.

    • marlie

      Kate’s trying *too hard* to be thought of as a “Serious Actress.”

  • Nika E

    Maybe if she would smile but she’s giving me ice queen bitch face and that makes me not really like it. I think she looks better than I’ve ever seen her but she looks like she like would spit on u just because.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    And lose the talons and half the rings. Then you are truly drop-dead glamorous, Nicki.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Just a bit too much baby head, but otherwise, damn. Baby’s got back. Such a huge improvement over what she looked like 6 months ago.

  • Sick’nin. With a butt like that, how can anything not be an ass dress?

  • Danielle

    She is a true QUEEN. WERRRRRQ, GURL

  • LadyVimes

    My goodness she’s gorgeous. Just…wow.

  • Dagney

    LOVE. Classic and sexy.

  • xmixiex

    Daaamn. Curves for years. Her face looks beautiful.

  • Evan

    If it helps, I think she looks beautiful other than her T&A. Hair’s too straight for me though.

    • Evan

      Also, I know it’s your blog so you can do whatever you want, but it was rude of you guys to delete my second comment without responding to it first.

  • I hate this dress, but agree that the recently toned down look is really nice for a change. And damn, talk about an hourglass!

  • KT

    Her body is totally insane. HOW can I get my hips and ass to look like that (spoiler alert: fool’s errand)?!?!

  • demidaemon

    This is actually pretty amazing. Somehow demure and sexy all at the same time, and the toned down make-up and hair just works. Well done, Miss Minaj, well done.

  • Anathema_Device

    Why am I not loving this as much as T Lo and my beloved BKs? Her face and hair are truly gorgeous. I do like that she is bringing va-va-voom to a sweater dress, but I’m not feeling the WERQ here. Not that I begrudge ya’ll your WERQs…

  • marlie

    For real, her last couple of appearances have been some of her best. I love how she’s traded “crazy” for “va-va-voom.” Sure, if she keeps going this route, this look will get old, but she’s really killing it right now. You can also see how very pretty she is without all of the crazy, too.


  • Sophie

    She looks fantastic, but miserable. I guess she’s missing the crazy too. This dress is amazing, and I’d love to find a shorter one to wear in everyday life.
    I would think it a lot of “boob n’ butt” if it were another colour or fabric, but this is just fine.

  • a_liking

    LOVE. IT. the dress looks like it’s made of quilted paper towels on the model, but who cares? Nicki is OWNING IT.

  • Jai Piper

    I couldn’t help laughing at the last picture – the leg in the poster behind her is close enough to the color of her dress to make it appear as if she has a rather large male appendage.

    • LadyLuck777

      I can’t unsee that now.

  • Willis Kliefoth

    She looks gorgeous and I love the simple chic look, but why has no one mentioned that that is a shitty, sad, drab sweater dress?

    • surfergirl70

      She is making that shitty, sad, drab dress sing.

  • quiltrx

    As the black dudes I work with would say…BAM!!!

  • Fred Vaughn

    So CLEAN – Almost didn’t recognize her.

  • AnneElliot

    Wow, she’s beautiful. I wouldn’t have recognized her without the crazy hair and makeup. That being said, that is a LOT of boobage. A girl that beautiful doesn’t need a super-tight dress like that to get attention.

  • AvaLehra

    I never noticed how beautiful she is because all I could see before was her schtick and pounds of make-up. She’s lovely!
    And go on with your fabu body, girl.

  • formerlyAnon

    Funny how the bar moves. Now that I’ve seen her looking straight-up pretty – no stunt-dressing, no faux-ho clown ensembles – a couple of times, that’s not enough. Now I want her to stop posing like she’s gotta make the rent before dawn.

    I do like that we can see how lovely she is.

  • holla

    I am loving the tone down Nicki.

  • Clash D

    Everything looks great except for those scary talons she’s sporting. I like the color but not the length.

  • Lately she’s NEVER looked better. She’s a beautiful woman and doesn’t need all the gimmicks of previous seasons!

  • Mousentrude

    I think she’s too large-chested for this particular dress: the neckline is being pulled out of shape. She can give it to me; it looks nice and cosy.

  • Amel

    I have to disagree with that last, Uncles. I mean, when you have a body like hers, there aren’t a lot of dresses that will fit properly that don’t emphasize your curves. At least, not without being downright unflattering. I’d be interested to see counterexamples though

  • JynxTheCat

    Sophia Loren called and wants her FACE back. I’ve always thought so. THAT FACE.