Nicki Minaj ‘so grateful’ Fendi name-drop led to collaboration

Nicki Minaj is “so grateful” that name-dropping Fendi in one of her tracks led to her working with the fashion house.Last month, it was officially announced that the Starships hitmaker had teamed up with the Italian fashion house for a collection title…

Nicki Minaj is “so grateful” that name-dropping Fendi in one of her tracks led to her working with the fashion house.

Last month, it was officially announced that the Starships hitmaker had teamed up with the Italian fashion house for a collection titled Fendi Prints On. The line features swimwear, shoes, figure-hugging dresses and a padded coat, with all items covered in the Fendi logo and either in neon pink or metallic silver.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the launch event for the collection in Beverly Hills, Minaj said that she was thankful that mentioning Fendi in her 2018 track Chun-Li led to the collaboration.

“I am so grateful to everyone at Fendi. My work and relationship with them as been ideal since the day I went out there to meet with them,” the 36-year-old shared. “I’m honoured, of course. It’s Fendi! It’s a big freaking deal! And I had no idea by saying ‘Fendi’ my song that it would turn into a line, and thank God it did.”

Back in September, Fendi’s chairman and chief executive officer Serge Brunschwig lavished praise on Minaj and said the controversial Anaconda rapper was a perfect fit for the luxury Italian label.

“She is a great artist and one of the best rappers. Fendi shares great affinity with her,” he told WWD at the time. “She represents one of Fendi’s dimensions, the fun aspect of the brand and she will present it extremely well… Yes, she is extreme, but we are not afraid of that and found it very interesting working with her… (the collection) very colourful and strong; it makes a statement. We are super happy.”

The Fendi Prints On capsule collection is available now.

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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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