Marge Simpson is the inspiration behind Nicki Minaj's towering hairstyle. Photos: AP Photo/Fox | Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Casio

Nicki Minaj is confirming what we've always suspected: Marge Simpson is the inspiration behind the candy-colored beehive-like hairstyle she's been rocking lately.

After shocking fans with her Bride of Frankenstein 'do on "Saturday Night Live," Young Money's leading lady has been spotted rocking a towering plume which changes in color from hot pink to green to blond. The inspiration for the hairstyle apparently surprised even the "Monster" rapper herself.

"Never did I think I would be rocking the Marge Simpson," she told People, of her cartoon-inspired 'do. "But you know what, now that I am [wearing] them I realize that she was cutting edge and before her time. So shout out to Marge."

Minaj went on to explain that her wigs allow her to change her identity daily to fit that day's mood. "My wigs are ever-changing in height, width, color, size," she revealed. "They make me feel happy. Wearing them makes me feel that I can be a different person every day and that is kind of exciting ... Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I am like, 'This is a high-top day' or 'This is a bob day,' but when I get my clothes on that's when I see."

The colorful MC
also revealed that she has employed hair stylist Terrence Davidson to make certain that her hair is always looking fresh and new. "I always have lots of wigs to choose from," she explained. "Terrence, my hair dresser, is always on the prowl. He is always making new stuff, and we talk about new styles as the days go by. Of course I wear them more than once. Wash it and rotate, and it is good as new."

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