Nicki Minaj and leather seem to go hand in hand!

The American Idol judge stepped out for an afternoon of shopping at Gucci in Beverly Hills wearing head to toe leather. Whoa ... those are some skintight pants, girl!

We're lovin' the blonde wig and soft pink lips. Ms. Minaj has it goin' on for the holidays. After dropping serious cash at Gucci, the songstress and her bodyguard gave a homeless man $100 on the way out. Watch the video below.

Ho, ho, ho ... and we mean that in the merriest way!