Yep, pasties are clearly becoming the signature piece of Nicki Minaj's onstage wardrobe. The singer debuted her mega flower-shaped accessories (if you can call them that?) on "The Tonight Show" in July, bouncing around stage in a sparkly nude leotard with her breasts just barely covered. Save for Lil' Kim's memorable VMAs outfit, it was the most blatant pasties-as-outerwear display we'd ever seen.
But it wasn't a fluke. This week Minaj hit the stage at the Manchester Arena in England wearing a strapless black party dress... with what look like the identical flowery pasties popping up from beneath. Like on "The Tonight Show," Minaj made no attempt to hide them -- a Janet Jackson slip-up this was not.
Which makes us wonder: are visible pasties a thing? Is this a legitimate signature that Minaj -- and anyone else, for that matter -- can incorporate into her wardrobe?
One thing's for sure: pasties are a surefire way to avoid every star's worst nightmare, the nip slip.
Below, the fashion statement in question.
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