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Judging by the looks of the "Only" music video that dropped today, Nicki Minaj pals around with enough rappers to say she's living in her own gangsta's paradise. But according to her Instagram, she wasn't happy until she channeled the OG with a fresh set of braids, which she then christened as "Coolio on fleek." Evidence shows that Nicki's pal Sherika made the initial (and freakishly accurate) comparison on Twitter, which prompted the following side-by-side visual.