Versace and 2 Chainz team for new shoe design and athleisure line

Versace has recruited 2 Chainz for a new sneaker design.The rapper and the Italian brand first teamed in 2018 on the label’s Chain Reaction line, and have once again joined forces on a new shoe, as well as an upcoming athleisure capsule collection Th…

Versace has recruited 2 Chainz for a new sneaker design.

The rapper and the Italian brand first teamed in 2018 on the label’s Chain Reaction line, and have once again joined forces on a new shoe, as well as an upcoming athleisure capsule collection

The We Own It rapper’s new sneaker features a chain-link sole, Versace’s Grecian frieze print, and braille lettering, reports WWD. The grey and white shoes also introduce an embossed croc Neoprene collar with dual zip closure, with the zippers connected by a nylon strap for ease and functionality.

Uploading a photo of the shoe on Instagram, held inside a gold photo frame, a brand representative wrote: “@2chainz joins the #VersaceChainReaction family pack launching February 1st! Stay tuned for more information. #2ChainReaction.”

The sneaker will debut during Super Bowl weekend in 2 Chainz’s native Atlanta, where this year’s sporting finale will be held, at a pop-up boutique in the Georgia city’s Wish Gallery. The shop will be open from 1 – 3 February (19).

Later that week they’ll be stocked at Versace’s Phipps Plaza boutique in Atlanta, but for fans not based in the area, they can also buy a pair on versace.com.

2 Chainz, real name Tauheed Epps, has long been a fan of the brand, and even married longtime love Kesha Ward at late designer Gianni Versace’s Miami mansion in August, cheered on by celeb pals Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Gucci Mane and Pusha T.

The nuptials came after the 41-year-old proposed at the Met Gala three months earlier after being invited by Donatella Versace.

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Nicki Minaj rocks trio of sexy outfits at 2018 BET Awards

Nicki Minaj picked out three sexy outfits to wear during her 2018 BET Awards performance.The rapper took to the stage during the ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday (24Jun18) and drove the crowd wild by kicking off her spect…

Nicki Minaj picked out three sexy outfits to wear during her 2018 BET Awards performance.

The rapper took to the stage during the ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday (24Jun18) and drove the crowd wild by kicking off her spectacle by performing one of her two comeback singles, Chun-Li.

Her first outfit consisted of a red and black belted coat sparkling with sequins along the trim, which Nicki paired with thigh-high shiny latex boots.

After bringing the stage to life with the help of her dancers, who helped recreate the Japan-inspired music video, the Anaconda hitmaker ditched the jacket to reveal a raunchy PVC minidress.

The neckline plunged towards her midriff and accessories including nude fishnet tights and a diamante chain necklace reading Chun-Li.

Finally, the 35-year-old took the opportunity to make a final outfit change when YG took to the stage to perform Big Bank with fellow rappers 2 Chainz and Big Sean.

Nicki reemerged to join the trio and delivered her verse of the song by sitting on a plastic pink horse while wearing a baby pink belted basque adorned with sparkling silver panels, and accessorised with high-heeled metallic shoe boots.

Another musician to make a statement at the event was Janelle Monae, who rocked the red carpet wearing a statement rainbow coloured dress to pay tribute to Pride 2018.

The 32-year-old, who recently revealed she identifies as pansexual, looked stunning in an emerald green detailed bustier which was jazzed up by a frilled tulle skirt which symbolised Pride’s signature rainbow flag emblem.

The Pynk star gave the eye-catching outfit an androgynous twist by adding a red and black military style cap and had a pink, purple and blue diamante clutch bag draped over her wrist.

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