Nicki Minaj showed up at the Met Gala on Monday night and quickly proved that being bad is sometimes a good thing. In fact, her all-red ensemble showed the devilish side of the singer, and it was perfect for the night’s theme, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. While many stars decided to channel angels and saints, Nicki went straight for the devil, and we’re so thankful.
In fact, when she hit the red carpet in her glamorous Oscar de la Renta down — complete with one beautiful train — she told reporters that she did it because “I’m the bad guy and I wanted to make sure the bad guy was here.” The quote was a reference to her new song, “Chun-Li,” and it’s not the only reason she chose this stunning red hue. Nicki also chose the designer because she wanted to give a nod to her hometown of New York City. And to top it all off, she rocked killer heels and a stunning headpiece, which featured red crosses on it. The “bad guy” was there, and she shut it down.