Nicki Minaj: 2011 MTV VMA Black Carpet (PHOTOS)

Erika Brooks Adickman / August 28, 2011

The usual question celebs get on the red carpet is, “Who are you wearing?” For Nicki Minaj’s arrival at the 2011 MTV VMAs, however, the question was, “What are you wearing?!” The “Turn Me On” singer stepped onto the black carpet at L.A.’s Nokia Theater dressed in what can only be described as a fashion acid trip. We love that the Harajuku Barbie’s pink and blonde swirled wig perfectly matches her ice cream cone necklace, but we’re still trying to figure out the brightly colored surgical mask she has on. High fashion or a hot mess — you be the judge.