August 20, 2014 5:16 PM EDT

On Tuesday, Nicki Minaj finally released the music video for her single “Anaconda.” The twerking-heavy video—and the album cover featuring Minaj in a thong was released last month—have sparked a lot of buzz about her outrageous, scandalous and unapologetically sexy style. Here’s a look at how the rapper’s look has evolved over the years.

And of course, her look in “Anaconda:”

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