MTV Video Music Awards 2012: Nicki Minaj and Rita Ora show off their curves

Roger that! Rita Ora and Nicki Minaj show off their curves in gem embellished jumpsuits at the MTV Video Music Awards

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09:33 GMT, 7 September 2012

She's been the leading lady in hip hop since she burst onto the scene in 2009, so it comes as no surprise that Nicki Minaj made sure her red carpet look at the 2012 VMAs wouldn't be forgotten.

But unlucky for her new girl Rita Ora, who is hoping to break into the charts over in the U.S., somewhat eclipsed her showing as she stood out from the crowd in a risqu jumpsuit.

Both chart-toppers donned sparkly all-in-ones as they posed for photographers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles yesterday (Thursday).

Fashion face-off: Rita Ora (L) and Nicki Minaj each showed off their curves in revealing skin-tight bodysuits as they attended the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles last night (Thursday)

Fashion face-off: Rita Ora (L) and Nicki Minaj each showed off their curves in revealing skin-tight bodysuits as they attended the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles last night (Thursday)

Fashion face-off: Rita Ora (L) and Nicki Minaj each showed off their curves in revealing skin-tight bodysuits as they attended the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles last night (Thursday)

Nicki's bold lace ensemble which was designed by Versace was made up of red gems patterned to accentuate her womanly curves.

The 29-year-old completed her look with a pair of rhinestone heels as she wore a heavily curled neon bright wig and a black baker boy hat decorated with .

Whereas there was no missing the 21-year-old as she showed off her curves in a custom-made black and silver Emilio Pucci jumpsuit.

Commander in chief! Nicki teamed her Versace ensemble with a pair of rhinestone heels and black hat

Commander in chief! Nicki teamed her Versace ensemble with a pair of rhinestone heels and black hat

Heading off: The detailing on the 29-year-old's jumpsuit followed through and highlighted her derrire

Heading off: The detailing on the 29-year-old's jumpsuit followed through and highlighted her derrire

Heading off: The detailing on the 29-year-old's jumpsuit followed through and highlighted her derrire

Under the bright lights of the cameras, the sheer panel at the front of Rita's suit showed rather a lot of her ample cleavage.

She teamed the eye-catching ensemble with a pair of black Christian Louboutin heels and Cartier jewellery.

The Kosovo-born singer, who is signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation, is yet to have a hit in the U.S., although she has already had two No.1s in the UK this year.

All that glitters: The British singer made a bid for attention in her daring sparkling jumpsuit

All that glitters: The British singer made a bid for attention in
her daring sparkling jumpsuit

Daring: Following her UK success, Rita Ora is hoping to make a name for herself in America

Daring: Following her UK success, Rita Ora is hoping to make a name for herself in America

Daring: Following her UK success, Rita Ora is hoping to make a name for herself in America

On the red carpet at the Staples Center, the excited West Londoner was thrilled to meet one of her idols Pink.

The mother-of-one and husband Carey Hart posed with Rita for a candid Twitter photo.

Rita wrote: '#VMAs2012 met one of my idols and badass! @Pink and her gorgeous hubby @hartluck.'

Custom-made: The flamboyant outfit was specially made for Rita by Emilio Pucci

Custom-made: The flamboyant outfit was specially made for Rita by Emilio Pucci

She was also interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres's red carpet correspondents Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie McClelland.

Rita tweeted: 'I love these girls @TheEllenShow. !!'

A few hours ahead of her red carpet arrival, Rita admitted she hadn't decided on what to wear.

She wrote on Twitter: 'Getting ready for a few vma options I'm excited!!'

Glamorous ladies: Rita later changed into a floor-length white dress and was joined by Demi Lovato who wore a black sequined number

Glamorous ladies: Rita later changed into a floor-length white dress and was joined by Demi Lovato who wore a black sequined number

The two singers looked rather excited to be on the stage at the awards ceremony

The two singers looked rather excited to be on the stage at the awards ceremony

Gimme That! Chris Brown seemed eager to take his Moonman from the RIP singer

Gimme That! Chris Brown seemed eager to take his Moonman from the RIP singer

The blonde singer later changed into a floor-length white dress when she took to the stage to present an award.

Joined by Demi Lovato, who wore a black sequined number, Rita showed off her slender figure in the flowing gown which featured feathered shoulders.

The pair presented Chris Brown with the award for Best Male Video.

Winner: The pair presented Chris Brown with his award for Best Male Video and he then helped them exit the stage

Winner: The pair presented Chris Brown with his award for Best Male Video and he then helped them exit the stage

Friends in high places: Rita and Chris shared a hug onstage and offstage

Friends in high places: Rita and Chris shared a hug onstage and offstage

Friends in high places: Rita and Chris shared a hug onstage and offstage

Nicki Minaj on the other hand was the recipient of the Moonman for Best Female Video for her song Starships.

Taking to her Twitter account to express her shock, she tweeted: 'OHHHHHhhH MYYYYYY F***INGGGGG GAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Barbz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'

And soon after she uploaded a message that read: 'Barbz I'm cryin in my dressin room! Like wtf!!!!!!!'

At the top of her game: Nicki's song Starships was awarded the Moonman for Best Female Video

At the top of her game: Nicki's song Starships was awarded the Moonman for Best Female Video

Leading ladies: Nicki beamed as she posed for a picture with Rihanna and Katy Perry

Leading ladies: Nicki beamed as she posed for a picture with Rihanna and Katy Perry

Surprise showing: Nicki Minaj joined Alicia Keys on stage for an epic performance during the ceremony

Surprise showing: Nicki Minaj joined Alicia Keys on stage for an epic performance during the ceremony

During the award show Minaj sent the crowd into a frenzy when she joined Alicia Keys on stage to perform Girl On Fire.

The Young Money rapper donned a hooded figure hugging playsuit complete with
fishnet tights and thigh high boots.

Their epic set was led by a graceful routine from 16-year-old Olympic champion Gabby Douglas who commanded the audience's attention with an array of high energy flips.

Girls On Fire: Alicia Keys slicked her newly cut bob back as she wore a pair of trousers and a revealing metallic top as Nicki showed off her quirky style in a hooded playsuit and fishnet tights

Girls On Fire: Alicia Keys slicked her newly cut bob back as she wore a pair of trousers and a revealing metallic top as Nicki showed off her quirky style in a hooded playsuit and fishnet tights

Girls On Fire: Alicia Keys slicked her newly cut bob back as she wore a pair of trousers and a revealing metallic top as Nicki showed off her quirky style in a hooded playsuit and fishnet tights

Stunning: Gabby Douglas showed off array of flips as she commanded the attention of the audience

Stunning: Gabby Douglas showed off array of flips as she commanded the attention of the audience

MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS 2012 WINNERS

Video of the Year: Rihanna, “We Found Love”

Best New Artist: One Direction

Best Female Video: Nicki Minaj, “Starships”

Best Male Video: Chris Brown, “Turn Up The Music”

Video With a Message: Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper”

Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake feat. Lil Wayne, “HYFR”

Best Rock Video: Coldplay, “Paradise”

Best Pop Video: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”

Best Electronic Dance Music Video: Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close”

Most Share-Worthy Video: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”

Best Choreography: Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”

Best Editing: Beyonce, “Countdown”

Best Visual Effects: Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”

Best Cinematography: M.I.A., “Bad Girls”

Best Art Direction: Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”

Best Direction: M.I.A., “Bad Girls”