On Friday night, the "Old Town Road" star shared the new look with his 6.1 million Instagram followers. In the pictures, he was wearing a hot pink jumpsuit with white detailing, paired with a platinum blond-and-pink wig, lime green pumps, and full makeup.
The outfit was completed by a pair of fake boobs and hips. As fans may have noticed, the look was inspired by the outfit worn in Minaj's 2011 "Super Bass" music video. In one picture, Lil Nas X was riding a motorcycle made of ice, just like Minaj did in the clip.
For the occasion, he also shared his new "NAS MARAJ" alias, a reference to the rapper's legal last name, Maraj.It didn't take long for both celebrities and fans to react to the jaw-dropping look on social media. In less than 20 hours, the Instagram post has garnered almost 825,000 likes and over 20,000 comments.
"OMGGG IM SCREAMING!!!!!!! yesss," the Clermont Twins wrote in the comments section.
"You win Halloween 2020!" Iggy Azalea commented.
"NO YOU DID NOTTT," actress Skai Jackson wrote.
"Bro bought a whole motorcycle made of ice and I'm tryna see if I still have enough time to get a costume on Amazon prime smh," another person commented.
Considering Lil Nas X's love for Nicki Minaj, his new Halloween look shouldn't be all that surprising. As reported by Vulture, he was an active fan of the rapper before becoming famous himself, and even managed a Twitter account dedicated to her.
For years, he never confirmed that the Twitter account was his, explaining that, at the time, he didn't want people to know that he was gay. As reported by The Inquisitr, he officially came out on Twitter in 2019.
When a fan commented that loving Minaj doesn't equate with being LGBTQ+, Lil Nas X explained what he meant on social media.
"It don't but people will assume if you had an entire fan page dedicated to nicki u are gay. and the rap/music industry ain't exactly built or accepting of gay men yet," he tweeted.
Shortly after he confirmed he was a super-fan, Minaj took to social media to congratulate him for finally admitting it.
"It was a bit of a sting when you denied being a barb, but I understand. Congratulations on building up your confidence to speak your truth," she reportedly wrote.
So far, she has yet to react to Lil Nas X's "Super Bass" Halloween costume.