Nicki Minaj hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards held in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday (November 9). The rapper made a total of seven outfit changes, and that doesn’t include the heavily ruffled ensemble she used for her performance.

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nicki minaj mtv europe music awards 2014 6Nicki Minaj switches into various outfits for the MTV Europe Music Awards held in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 9, 2014

Speaking of the performance, Nikki sure exposed a good amount of cleavage when she performed in the frou frou-looking number onstage. The outfit included a low-cut bra and ruffled skirt that was short on the front but extremely long on the back. She teamed the gray getup with chunky tough-chick boots — something I found appropriate as the pair toned down the girliness of her attire.

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nicki minaj mtv europe music awards 2014 bootsNicki Minaj wears chunky boots with her gray ruffled ensemble as she performs at the MTV EMAs

While men were busy looking at Nicki’s cleavage, I was basically too distracted by her thick boots. I found them edgy and really cool, so I had to look them up.

Turns out, they’re by Alexander McQueen. Below is the black version up close and personal. They’re combat-inspired and feature thick lug soles that are about 40mm in measurement. These boots feature decorative eyelets along the center and single thick buckled straps that cross the vamps and the heel counters. The block heels on these shoes are about 6 inches tall, so they are very, well, tall:

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alexander mcqueen combat boots 2Alexander McQueen Buckled Combat Boots, $1695

If you like what you see, you can score Nicki’s boots online. They retail at $1695. For the gals on a budget, you can try these boots from Sam Edelman instead. The “Whitely” also feature thick lug soles for traction and some buckle details along the shafts. But unlike the pair from McQueen, these boots will only set you back $130:

circus sam edelman whitelyySam Edelman Whitely Boots, $130

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