Nicki Minaj hosts the 2023 VMAs in sexy pink couture

This Barbie didn’t come to play around.

As the mesmerizing mistress of ceremonies at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, “Queen of Rap” Nicki Minaj took center stage in the show — before it even began — in a skin-tight pink Dolce & Gabbana corset beneath a sheer bridal-inspired veil.

“MTV is petrified because they got a few calls yesterday. People were like, ‘What if Nicki says that?’ Prudential Center in Newark filled.

“I said, ‘It’s okay, MTV, I can control myself – because if you can’t control yourself, you can’t control anything around you,'” she continued, joking that her alter ego, Roman, might not be in Behavior at its best is during the night.

Nicki Minaj attends the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey.
Nicki Minaj stunned in a baby pink corset bodysuit and sheer veil at the 2023 MTV VMAs.

Nicki Minaj attends the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey.
Minaj promised to control herself, but joked that her alter ego Roman might not behave himself on the night.
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Ahead of her debut as Haute Hostess, an enviable honor bestowed upon her for the second year in a row, the curvaceous Queens native donned the popular bodysuit and paired it with a sultry veil during the VMAs red carpet festivities.

The buxom Minaj is no stranger to snapping her neck, and she has an impressive resume of iconic VMAs looks, including the $15,000 gold Laborjoisie dress she wore to the 2015 bash and the enduringly elegant gown from Dolce & Gabbana, which she wore dressed to accept the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award during production in 2022.

And based on the “Anaconda” charm’s numerous outfit changes during her hosting stint over the past year, it’s safe to say that fashion fanatics got a glimpse of fashionable festivities throughout the night.

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing

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