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Nicki Minaj tunes in Tokyo with her MTV VMAs ensemble

August 28, 2011 | 10:05 pm

Nicky Minaj dress channels Harajuku, Tokyo street style

Nicky Minaj didn't disappoint with the dress -- and the whole lot more -- that she wore to the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

"Tokyo inspires this outfit," the winner for hip-hop video said backstage Sunday. "You know, Harajuku is something I have been absorbing for a very long time."

(Harajuku is, of course, Tokyo street style, in case anyone was wondering if the term was Japanese for "Dr. Seuss.")

Watch the video to see who's responsible for various facets of the ensemble and also to hear about Roman, who Minaj says is "the boy who lives inside of me, he's a lunatic and he's gay," and he's going to be big on her next album.

 

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Photos: Nicky Minaj arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Credits: Christopher Polk / Getty Images, left; Matt Sayles / Associated Press, center; Chris Pizzello / Associated Press, right.

 

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