There are no butts about it — Nicki Minaj’s backside has seemingly grown right before our eyes! And if you’ve been following Nicki on Instagram and possibly taken part in her fan-made #NickiMinajChallenge this summer, we’re sure you’re still noticing her burgeoning backside and said to yourself, “is Nicki’s butt for real?”
Through the years, the rapper has been accused of undergoing plastic surgery for her nose and butt. But before the rumors of her getting butt implants started swirling, the 34-year-old (real name: Onika Tanya Maraj) was just an unknown female rapper from NYC trying to make a name for herself. So, to answer your questions…
Nicki in 2009 vs. 2016.
Does Nicki Minaj have butt implants?
When it comes to her backside, Nicki has been under scrutiny by her peers for years, including fellow female rapper Remy Ma who said Nicki's ex Meek Mill told her about her butt implants. “I saw Meek at All-Star,” she rapped on her diss track "Shether." “He told me your ass dropped / He couldn’t f–k you for three months because your a– dropped."
However, Nicki retaliated by accusing the Love & Hip Hop star of having surgery of her own! "Sheneneh, you a fraud committin' perjury/ I got before and after pictures of your surgery," Nicki rapped for "No Fraud" before writing, "#StopSurgeryShamingB4IPostThem" on Instagram.
What did Nick Minaj look like before butt implants?
Nicki already had a plump booty when she arrived onto the mainstream music scene back in 2010.
Nicki back in 2010 when she attended BET’s Rip The Runway event; Photo Credit: Getty
But the “Anaconda” singer’s backside seems to have grown at the same rate as her success, especially since 2015!
Nicki back in 2015 when she performed On ABC’s _Good Morning America_ ; Photo Credit: Getty
Did Nicki Minaj get a nose job?
You can see for yourself in the gallery below that Nicki's nose appears to look different in her first major rap music video for “Dirty Money” back in 2007. Nicki denies any plastic surgery and blames it all on the magic of makeup! Nicki revealed in an interview with Extra to never having plastic surgery done … on her face. "When people see my makeup, they think all types of crazy things," she told Extra. "No, it's makeup. They'll see contouring and think you had surgery on your nose. I've never had surgery on my face."
However, Jennifer Leebow, ARNP — LABB Aesthetic Beauty Bar’s National Education Director and Master Injector — exclusively told Life & Style, "It is certain that Nicki Minaj has had rhinoplasty surgery, possibly more than one from the looks of her thin narrow bridge. She could, however, use some hyaluronic fillers to build up her narrow bridge, to create a more natural appearance, which is done to treat rhinoplasties where too much cartilage and tissue have been removed."
Take a look at Nicki Minaj before she was famous!
Here’s Nicki back in 2010 with Lil Wayne, calling him the #GreatestOfAllTime on her Instagram page.
So, do you think Nicki has gotten some work done? Check out the gallery below to see how much Nicki's appearance has changed over the years.