Nicki Minaj's Alter-Ego Style Guide


Nicki Minaj recently released her latest track, "Roman in Moscow," tentatively set to appear on her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, due February 14, 2012. And apparently, the track is one of many appearances Roman, Nicki's aggressive alter-ego will make on the project — hence the title.

But, as the Barbz are well aware of, Roman is just one of Nicki's personalities; there's also Barbie and Martha Zolanski, the latter who just so happens to be Roman's imaginary mother, and let's not forget the original HBIC, Nicki Minaj herself.

With this in mind, XXL has imagined what the second, third and fourth and fifth selves of Nicki Minaj actually look like by pairing up an existing, pertinent photo of Nicki with a description of each of the alternating participants.—Gina Montana

Nicki Minaj


"Nicki is the regular accent girl, Southside Jamaica Queens..."



"Barbie is like... that little soft voice," Nicki explained to Chelsea Handler.

Roman Zolanski


"He's like, crazy," she told Handler. "He's a gay boy. He's very flamboyant and into himself."

Martha Zolanski


"Martha is the mother of Roman Zolanski and she's very overprotective," she added.

Nicki Teresa

Chart-topper Nicki Minaj attempts to go incognito whilst out in South Beach, Miami

On November 18, 2010, Nicki Minaj assumed a different alter-ego named "Nicki Teresa" while visiting the Garden of Dreams Foundation at Fuse studios in New York City and told those in attendance she was the "healer to her fans."