On Tuesday (Oct. 31), the ladies of daytime talk show The Real got into the Halloween spirit by paying homage to women in hip-hop. The four co-hostesses dressed head-to-toe in iconic looks from Lil’ Kim, Beyonce, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj.
First, Adrienne Bailon emerged as Cardi B, dressed in her fur coat, rhinestone bra and hot pink velvet high-waist pants look from the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards in Miami, where she took home awards for hustler of the year, single of the year and best new hip hop artist.
Next, a faux-pregnant Loni Love appeared in Beyonce’s glimmering gold dress, heavy jewelry and crown from her 2017 Grammy performance of hit songs “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” from the singer’s latest No. 1 album, Lemonade.
A petite yet spirited Jeannie Mai bounced out as Lil’ Kim in a blue floor-length fur coat and matching blue wig and crop top, along with hot pants, gloves, hoop earrings and white booties, bringing the female rapper’s look from 1996’s “Crush on You” music video into the new era.
Last but not least (or most subtle), Tamera Mowry completed the group as she danced onto stage as Nicki Minaj in a cheetah-print dress, gloves, stockings and booties from the “No Frauds” rapper’s Givenchy look at the 2011 Grammy Awards. Mowry even rocked Minaj’s matching cheetah-blonde Bride of Frankenstein-reminiscent hair.
A video recap of the grand entrance was posted to Instagram with the caption “Today on #TheReal, we go all out for Halloween and rep some boss ladies! #CardiB, #Beyonce, #LilKim, and #NickiMinaj! #HappyHalloween.” Check out the looks below.