The Evolution of Nicki Minaj

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Nicki vs. Kim

With the hip hop star's rising success, of course, the comparisons to Lil' Kim were inevitable. Nicki Minaj's fashion choices and several of her promotional photographs resembled the earlier hip hop celeb, which caused Kim to call out Nicki for jacking her style. While the Pink Friday rapper claimed to always show love to Kim, the two eventually became arch enemies. Kim even released a mixtape full of disses toward Minaj called Black Friday. 

(Photos from left: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images, Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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