1. Nicki Minaj emulates Lil Kim’s Hard Core squat
Back when Nicki Minaj was a mixtape rap queen from South Side Jamaica, Queens, she was taking the Internet by storm with a pose that was reminiscent of O.G. female rapper, Lil’ Kim. Nicki dropped it low, lollipop in hand, channeling Queen Bee circa 1996 for Hard Core's promo poster. While the two female spitters may be caught up in beef these days, there’s no denying their similarities.
2. Ja Rule resurrects Tupac’s look in Jay Z’s “Can I Get A…” video
Remember in 1998 when Jay had us asking “Can I Get A…?” Enter rap rookie Ja Rule, sporting a white bandana while shirtless (Pac’s signature look) in the visual, which you can watch here.
Even 14 years after Aaliyah’s untimely death, she’s still making her mark on the new girls entering the R&B game. From rocking her signature shades to oversized baggy pants, Baby Girl’s effortless swag can be seen in the likes of Tinashe and Mila J, especially the latter’s “Smoke, Drink, Break-up” video
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4. Destiny’s Child transform into The Supremes on the cover of VIBE
Dust off your VIBE archives and recall how Destiny’s Child survived a slew of setbacks (mix-and-matching group member woes) to channel The Supremes—the iconic singing quartet who ruled the 1960s—on the cover of VIBE's February 2001 issue.
5. Andre 3000 plays Jimi Hendrix
Not only did Andre 3 Stacks resemble late music icon Jimi Hendrix, he also played the lead role in 2014’s All Is by My Side biopic.
6. Miley Cyrus dresses as Lil Kim for Halloween
Once again, Lil Kim makes an appearance on this list. The same year that saw a rebellious Miley Cyrus twerking on Robin Thicke—tongue out and all at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards—also witnessed her transformation from Miley to Kimberly on Halloween. She sported Kim’s signature purple jumpsuit outfit (pasties included) for the 1999 VMAs. You know, the outfit she wore that one time Diana Ross touched her boob on stage? Yeah, that one.
7. Katy Perry And Riff Raff Suit Up Like Britney Spears And Justin Timberlake
How can anyone forget when Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were an pop's "It" couple and wore matching jean outfits at the 2001 American Music Awards? Although Brit and Justin are now a thing of the past, Katy Perry and Riff Raff decided to re-create their teenage dream at last year’s MTV VMAs.The two remixed the matching denim ensemble with Katy’s bangs and Riff’s braids, sans JT's cowboy hat.