Best and Worst of the 2012 American Music Awards
Best and Worst: The many faces of Nicki Minaj
The rapper and singer rocked at least three looks on the stage, as she performed her "Freedom" and collected trophies for rap honors. Like her many outfits and wigs, Minaj has to put on a different face for each of her recent accomplishments -- like her E! show, the re-release of "Roman Reloaded," "American Idol" or her Macy's fragrance. She's a bit fractured at the moment, and it showed. Minaj's acceptance speeches were only half comprehensible, which also gve them a unique sheen of fabulousness. Her song felt both intimate and rigidly cheesy. We liked seeing Minaj up there, and she drove us crazy.
- Katie Hasty