Nicki Minaj busted out the blonde during an appearance earlier today in New York City to accept her Billboard “Rising Star” Award.
The Harajuku Barbie, who was recently nominated for Best New Artist for the 2012 Grammy Awards, showed off a crimped wig with tight bangs across her forehead, flowing lashes and a black dress accented by white straps.
“I am deeply honored to be recognized by Billboard,” said the rapstress in a statement. “My nation of Barbz and I have come a mighty long way-yet we are nowhere close to where God will take us. Sit back and enjoy the ride.”
Additionally, the Young Money rapstress just released her teaser single “Roman in Moscow,” possibly off her upcoming sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, dropping February 14, 2012.