Ivy Queen has been all about long nails and seriously extra nail art long before it was cool on Instagram. Publications who have dared to call them ugly in the past clearly don't know anything about the reggaeton legend. 

It will be a cold day in hell before Queen does anything to please anyone other than herself. The criticism's never stopped her and she boldly flaunts her fresh, over-the-top sets any chance she gets.

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Only the confident need apply for this style.

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No nails were too ornate for red carpet appearances in the early 2000s.

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Queen was born ready for a mani cam.

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Hardcore nails don't keep her from rocking romantic outfits.

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Signing autographs is light work...

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... and rocking the mic is effortless.

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In recent years, Queen has been cutting back on length, but never on art. She still goes hard in the crystal department.

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Bossing up with next level stones fits her perfectly.

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Using her nails to pay tribute to Guns N' Roses feels so right.

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La Diva doesn't need to settle for one glittery nail when she can wear them all.

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Mixing up designs with different styles is no big deal.

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Times may change, but Queen's nails will always be lit.