Nicki Minaj Explains Wild Leopard Grammy Outfit

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The nominee also swears her 'do is "all my hair."

Lady Gaga wasn't the only one who shocked on the Grammy red carpet Sunday.

Nicki Minaj showed up in an over-the-top leopard-print getup and giant, blonde hair.

"This outfit is a masterpiece by Givenchy. What that made for is miraculous meets her cub meets ferocity meets fabulosity meets the runway," said the rapper-singer, who is nominated for best rap performance by a duo or group with Ludacris for "My Chick Bad."

"This is all my hair," she added. At night, if I press a certain button, my hair grows up. I press another button, it activates the color in it."

"I'm just honored to be here," she added. "I'm having a ball!"

On the E! Grammy pre show, Giuliana Rancic said Minaj took two hours to get ready and said her hair was a "wig."