‘American Idol’ Judge Nicki Minaj: A Look Back At Her Craziest Outfits (GALLERY)

Peggy Truong | September 16, 2012 - 3:14 pm

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Nicki Minaj has made plenty of fashion statements over the years, thanks to her extravagant red carpet ensembles, eye-popping accessories and ever-changing hair color.

On Sunday morning, the 29-year-old was officially named as one of the judges of the upcoming season of American Idol, along with country singer Keith Urban and previously confirmed judges Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson.

The new Idol family quickly got to work on Sunday, kicking off the first round of auditions in New York City.

Minaj, who is sporting platinum blonde hair these days, will no doubt be rocking outrageous and fun outfits all season long.

And judging from her history of fashion hits and misses, we can’t wait for the new season of “Idol” to start.

From her red Versace cape at this year’s Grammys to her collection of tutus, Minaj has donned some of the most memorable (and controversial) outfits of recent memory, right up there with Lady Gaga.

As we count down the weeks until season 12 of American Idol, which premieres in January, here’s a look back at some of Nicki Minaj’s craziest outfits.

Are you excited about Nicki Minaj joining American Idol as a judge? Do you have a favorite Nicki Minaj outfit? Share your thoughts below.