Lil Nas X or Nas Maraj?
The “Old Town Road” rapper made an unbelievable transformation this Halloween with his Nicki Minaj costume. The 21-year-old — who has been one of Minaj’s longtime Barbz — showed off his shocking look by introducing his new alter ego. “NAS MARAJ !!!” Lil Nas X wrote on Friday night (October 30) along with a series of snapshots of him recreating the rap queen’s iconic “Super Bass” ensemble.
In the photo, the “Rodeo” musician is all laced up in a pink leopard print jumpsuit, big pink and yellow bangles, and a half blonde, half pink wig. Lil Nas X even mimicked his idol’s signature curves while striking poses, including one of him on a motorcycle ice sculpture, as seen in the song's 2010 music video.
In case it wasn’t obvious, Lil Nas X slaaaaayed this look — and his fans thought so too.
“The pink wig and thick a— damn sure gave my a— whiplash,” one user commented on the pic, referencing Minaj’s lyrics. Another fan tweeted, “This creative direction........ omgggggg.”
"NO YOU DID NOTTT😭," wrote actress Skai Jackson, as Iggy Azalea raved, “You win Halloween 2020 !”
As fans know, Lil Nas X once anonymously ran the Nicki Minaj stan account, NasMaraj. However, after years of denying his Barbz status online, the rapper finally explained why he chose to hide his identity on the profile earlier this year.
In response to a fan who asked, “How come you never claimed her when people asked if you were a barb?? We all knew who you were,” he admitted, "I didn't want people to know I was gay tbh.”
Still, Minaj received his honesty with love, writing back, “It was a bit of a sting when you denied being a barb, but I understand. 🎀 Congratulations on building up your confidence to speak your truth. @LilNasX.”
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