The runways of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week have seen relatively tame creations from designers since the spring/summer 2012 shows began last week.

Bold colors, yes. Dramatic make-up, naturally. But over-the-top concoctions have been scarce, vacated for pieces that women can (sort of) imagine blending into their wardrobes.

Enter Nicki Minaj.

The pop artist, who dragged a tail of stuffed animals behind her during the MTV Video Music Awards, sat precariously close to fashion empress Anna Wintour during Carolina Herrera’s runway show, decked in neon pom-poms.

This image from video made on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, shows Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, second from left, and recording artist Nicki Minaj, left, at the Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 presentation during Fashion Week in New York. (AP)

Puff balls weren’t the only unconventional item found on Minaj’s outfits during her fashion week appearances. Other random objects include a purple pretzel, what looks like an egg shell and tiger ears. See more photos below.

Singer Nicki Minaj attends the Betsey Johnson Spring 2012 fashion show during Fashion Week in New York, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff) (Diane Bondareff/AP)

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