Nicki Minaj is known for her animated vocals, enticing punch lines, die hard "Barbz," and more.  But, this year, the 32-year-old rapper got rid of the wigs and costumes to reveal a more chic, mature look.  The Queens, New York native first shared photos of her real hair on Instagram before making the gradual change to a more natural look.

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With her successful album, "The Pink Print" and her new, more down-to-earth look, Nicki Minaj had a great year.  Take a look at a few of her best red carpet moments.

1.     The MTV Movie Awards Debut

Nicki Minaj debuted her more natural look at the 2014 MTV Movue Awards.  Coupled with a blonde highlights, a black dress and gold, chunky jewelry, she ultimately slayed the red carpet debut of her brand new look.

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2.     The Billboard Music Awards

Black and cutouts worked before, so why re-create the wheel?  She looked great in a long dress and pose full of her one-of-a-kind personality.

3.     The 2014 Video Music Awards.

Just, YAS.  Nicki opted for a shorter look during the VMAs red carpet arrival-dress and hair, included.  The sparkly cheetah dress went great with her nude, platform heels.  Clearly, she loved the look just as much as we did.

Then, the rapper posed it up on the red carpet in printed shoes and a deep v-cut dress after her performance of "Anaconda."  Black worked again on the black carpet at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. 

At the after party, she switched up her look to incorporate some color in an emerald green leather dress with a bright pink lip.

4.     The BET Awards

Nicki was too cute on stage, and "No Shadeee" will go down as one of the funniest award speech moments in hip-hop history.

Watch the speech, here.

5.     Fashion Week

Nicki's super high ponytail look paired perfectly with her two toned dress at the Alexander Wang Spring Summer 2015 collection show.  She was most definitely feelin' herself.  (See what we did there?)

6.     Hosting the MTV EMA's

Minaj had several great looks during her first hosting gig at the 2014 MTV EMAs, but this red patterned, ruffled dress took the cake.

7.     (Honorable Mention) Jimmy Fallon

Ummm... This curly hair and those dimples?  She looked amazing during her appearance with Jimmy Fallon.

Which look is your favorite?  Let us know in the comments, below.