Nicki Minaj stole the spotlight at today’s announcement of the 2011 American Music Awards nominees.

The Harajuku Barbie rocked a blue-and-blonde wig, floral bra, flowy skirt, and ruffled green jacket at the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles earlier today.

The new reigning queen of Hip-hop was joined by Cuban-American rapper Pitbull for the announcement of the nominees. Minaj got her first nominations for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for her debut Pink Friday.

The 39th annual show will air live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, November 20.

Nicki Minaj hit up her Barbies on Twitter after the press conference.

“Very excited to be nominated for the AMA’s! Congratulations to all the nominees! Tune in Nov 20th barbz!” (Nicki Minaj Twitter)