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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