Hip hop has graced the music industry with a culture that is both innovative and unforgettable, and we have several iconic celebs to thank for it. Fashion has always played a major role in the industry—unfortunately, not always in a good way.
Of course, there are many well-dressed people who have shamed themselves with a sartorial slip-up every now and then, fashion faux pas, but there are a few flawless fashionistas who’ve never failed us with their red carpet-ready looks. Here are some of the best and worst hip hop moments from the early 90s to now.
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This R&B sista’ really invented tomboy-chic in the 90s. Her style was amazing and often replicated.
In a weak attempt to be innovative, Marques Houston failed miserably with this rubber see-through suit.
J.lo turned heads and made a huge fashion statement that nobody has forgotten with this super sexy and classic Versace dress.
Although his swag is off the wall, this pink on pink on pink was a bit too much.
Misdemeanor has countlessly slayed an Adidas track suit. She’s always stayed true to her hip hop roots and has never failed us with her dope street wear style.
Busta now and Busta then are definitely not the same person. This outfit is 100 percent velvet.
She certainly took risks at the met gala with this super sexy two-piece, but this is such a bold and classic look.
It can be pretty difficult to look chic and still be age appropriate, but Zendaya always manages to pull it off.
Bad gal Riri wasn’t the first to do it. In the 90s Toni Braxton was always half nakey.
Janet is styling in overalls and poetic justice braids.
Mary J. Blige
Mary needed some serious fashion guidance back in the day. This outfit is indescribable.
There’s nothing like a woman who can rock a suit.
R.I.P Biggie and R.I.P Coogi, it was only alive when he was.
If you understood Kim in ’99, this outfit wouldn’t be a surprise to you.
Toned down a bit in black and silver. A classic look for Nicki.
This was probably one of the craziest fashion statements to date.