Nicki Minaj Wears Face Mask to VMAs

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A bit self-conscious about your breath, Ms. Minaj?

In true outrageous fashion, Nicki Minaj stepped out at the 2011 MTV VMAs in L.A. on Sunday, clad in a technicolor get-up -- complete with a matching face mask!

The 26-year-old rap artist covered up her mouth with a fashion-forward surgical mask and gave an muffled but audible interview on the Nokia Theatre black carpet. In addition to her multiprinted ensemble that featured mirrors and a pink tutu, she donned a major pink, yellow and blonde updo piled on top of her head.

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Luckily for viewers, she removed the mask as she presented the award alongside a newly slimmed-down Jonah Hill for Best Pop Video.

The "Super Bass" singer received three VMA nods: Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Female Video for "Super Bass" and Best Collaboration for "Moment 4 Life" with Drake.