Even if she couldn't secure the Best New Artist award, Nicki Minaj knows how to make heads turn... On the eve of the Grammys, the British rapped turned out decked in a gigantic red Versace cape edged with black beads, red satin gloves and a blonde wig.

Minaj adopted a style inspired by Red Riding Hood. In a controversial move, the rapper arrived arm-in-arm with a man dressed as the Pope.

Check out photographs of the rapper's more... well, let's say, ambitious... outfits...

Hip hop artist Nicki Minaj arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 12, 2012Reuters
Nicki Minaj performs "Roman Holiday" at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2012.Reuters
Singer Nicki Minaj performs at the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 20, 2011.Reuters
Singer Nicki Minaj at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los AngelesReuters
Singer Nicki Minaj arrives at a party to celebrate the upcoming launch of the Versace for H&M collection in New York November 8, 2011Reuters
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Nicki Minaj attends the Betsey Johnson Spring/Summer 2012Reuters
Singer Nicki Minaj turns after posing with her awards, for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist and Rap/Hip Hop Album, backstage at the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 20, 2011.Reuters
Nicki Minaj (R) performs during the second day of the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 24, 2011. The festival marks the official launch of iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's free digital radio product combining more than 800 broadcast radio and digital-only stations from 150 cities.Reuters
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Singer Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2010 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 21, 2010Reuters