Nicki Minaj has elevated from a Harajuku Barbie to a Queen, and it has become quite obvious that she wants her team to match her royal status.
Recently, the 35-year-old rapper took to the ‘gram to show her freshly tossed cotton candy wig along with the caption: “Thank you for making my #BarbieDreams come true lil baby @arrogant_tae123. Welcome him to the Kingdom Y’all.”
In the same post, Nicki also thanked her makeup artist, Aaliyah Jay: “@aaliyahjay miss baby, you skilled Barbie’s face. Love you. Don’t give away the surprise tho.”
Did the self-proclaimed “bad guy” fire her entire glam squad? It’s looking that way.
Peep the receipts.
Many say it all started when Nicki received less than rave reviews about her long ponytails for the 2018 VMAs. Fans were not feeling her hair—at all!
To make matters worse, Cardi B’s hairstylist, Tokyo Stylez, shaded Nicki’s “thin azz ponytails,” and Kim chose to respond to the comment.
Fast-forward to now, Petty Activist did some digging after the rumors surfaced and actually revealed that Kim and Nicki have reportedly unfollowed each other on Instagram, and Kim even chose to follow Cardi B and her team.
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#Rumor has it #NickiMinaj may have fired her hair stylist #KimKimble 👀👀 #Nicki recently went to #Instagram looking for a #HairStylist in #NewYork…and they both stopped folliwing eachother 👀👀. Kim is following #CardiB thoo 🤔🤔🤔 ..what do you guys think? #PettyActivist #CelebrityGossip #TokyoStylez
And there’s more.
Apparently, Barbz has already been over the past hairstyles Kim has done for Nicki and has already been sending suggestions to have Arrogant Tae toss her wigs. Yikes!
Yall been askin me to hit Tae up 4 a long time. I guess y’all were on to something or whatever. 😩😂😍 Actually, when we shot #RakeItUp, I sat w/tokyo,sheika,grizz, in my kitchen in Miami & went over the exact rainbow wig/colors I wanted to do. Finally got around to it & love it
— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 27, 2018
Seemingly satisfied with the results, Nicki’s fans began to rejoice to the glam squad overhaul—prepare yourself because it gets seriously shady:
No disrespect to the other stylists, but this is her best hair look this year! Honey WHAT LACE?!?!?!?!
— Honey🍯 (@HoneyGuwop) August 26, 2018
— Nicki Promotions (@NickiPromotions) August 24, 2018
kim kimble isn’t working with nicki anymore? sad……. pic.twitter.com/cJVX60kyl8
— 𝖆 𝖒𝖎𝖓𝖆𝖏 (@anacondaoutsold) August 24, 2018
Kim Kimble unfollowed Nicki Minaj on instagram… NO MORE MULLETS AND 5 INCH PARTS ✨💕 pic.twitter.com/lOU6HcaXOs
— I N S T A G R A M : r o m a n r e v e n g e d (@leaveahoeshook) August 24, 2018
Whew, chile! People don’t play when it comes to Nicki. You best come correct!
Excited about his newfound client, Arrogant Tae, who is responsible for SZA’s new neon wig, took to his Instagram to share how excited he is to be “Nicki’s hairstylist.” Surprisingly Nicki responded, confirming she can’t wait for fans to see “what we have in store.”
Looks like it’s official.
So, what do you think of Nicki’s new look? Share your thoughts in the comments.