Nicki Minaj Fires Stylist & Hairdresser to be Taken More Seriously?

Photo Credit: Philip Nelson
Photo Credit: Philip Nelson

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Nicki Minaj has established quite a bit of success pretty early in her music career. Nicki’s success is pretty impressive, especially when most female rappers can’t managed to make it big time and land such massive business deals. Nonetheless, Nicki has already teamed up with cosmetics giant MAC, launched her own high selling fragrance with Macy’s, and now she’s a judge on American Idol, even though her time so far on the show has led to nothing but drama and now perhaps even declining ratings. Despite the American Idol controversy, Nicki has made it clear that she has no plans of slowing down. However, her over the top and cartoonish image might be getting in the way of other opportunities she’d like to achieve in the business.

As we recently reported, Nicki Minaj and her long time wig stylist/hair dresser have split. While it was never confirmed why the split took place, some folks were suggesting that she wasn’t the easiest person to work with and her hairdresser decided to just end things and move on to more pleasant opportunities. But now new reports are suggesting that Nicki may have given him the boot because she’s trying to fix up her image and be taken more seriously.

A source tells The Sun:

“Nicki is desperate to be taken seriously as an artist.

“She’s fired her long-standing hairdresser who has been responsible for some of her crazy hairstyles over the years. She’s also fired her stylist.

“Nicki feels that now she’s done with American Idol she can finally be taken seriously and release a proper hip-hop album.”


Interestingly enough, Nicki has been looking absolutely stunning lately and she hasn’t been wearing any outlandish outfits or wigs in her most recent appearances. So there could be some truth to this report.

In related news, Nicki has confirmed that she has a fashion line with Kmart dropping soon. The female rapper claims that the line will be quality and absolutely stylish.

During the press conference, she says:

“This is a very exciting moment for me. Teaming up with Kmart and is gonna give me a way to have my fans dress like me for an affordable price and it’s going to be rich stuff, quality stuff. My big thing is that it cannot look cheesy and cheap, and that’s what I want to give my beautiful Barbz.

Everything I do is a true representation of me. It’s very important that I’m not just slapping my name on something.”


Congrats to Nicki.

Check out the video of Nicki discussing her fashion line below:


  1. Well she should have been trying to be taken seriously from day one. Her cartoonish image is the very reason her fashion line will be in Kmart and not Macy’s or Target…

  2. Girl GOODBYE. You will never be taken serious because you decided to become a joke to sell records. Sucks to be you.

  3. Nicki needed to stand out and her barbie image is what did that for her! She’s a smart business woman and I don’t see why people hate on her so much. She’s going to keep winning though. Know that. 😉

    1. Actually, if she was a smart business woman, she wouldn’t have picked an image that wouldn’t have hurt her business. Now she has to change her whole style up. LOL.

    2. Because most people confuse hating with stating an opinion. Nicki has a bad attitude, that’s why a lot of people do not like her. Like you said, she stood out doing the Barbie thing, so to fire the stylist is dumb. If that’s her image, she should just keep it. What is she going to do? Switch up her whole image now? People already are not taking her seriously because of that image. To change it will be career suicide. Smh.

  4. Good for her. She should have done this a long time ago. It’s going to be hard now, but she needs to do this.

  5. Thats why she was so different at the Elton John Oscar Party….Like may of said, little to late.Every female rapper that came to the business had her own sense of style, but none of them were this clownish.And she more sucessful, cuz most of her fans are kids and teens, who spend almost of their time on the internet.She is changing cuz this all clown image in getting boring and out of style,look at Gaga, she not relavant anymore……

  6. ….since Nicky came out, I always pondered the fact if she snorted cocaine. No—- SERIOUSLY, I DID! Because looking @ her videos, and observing her persona, or as THEY put it, “SWAG”, I used to say to myself: “what kind of a ‘sober minded’ individual would publicize THAT IMAGE, for someone to see? This broad, don’t know if she lil Kim, missy Elliot, foxy brown, or the ‘old’ slim shady! Then, when she decides to Lash back at Lil Kim it became clear to me, that she DID do cocaine! Like, “SERIOUSLY hun, do you even THINK, that you have the ROOM, to even speak in the same BREATH, as Kim?” Maybe she will….. After the day she sees a SHRINK to discuss her schizophrenic disorder that related to a 13 year old homosexual white boy named “Roman”. If you think I’m making THAT up? Wikipedia Nicky’s alter ego and check the history behind it!!!

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