As Fashion Week comes to a close in New York City one thing to be said about the seven day plus event is that dozens of music artists used the vehicle as their personal platform to showcase their taste in fashion. Rap superstar Nicki Minaj was one of the standout celebrities who was spotted at various events, spotted with jaw-dropping outfits. While the wardrobe Minaj dropped on Fashion Week was nothing short of outlandish, onlookers seemed to be pleased with the Queens rappers taste in fabric.
This past Monday we caught up with Nicki at the Betsey Johnson show where she spoke on her admiration for the designer.
“She’s a free spirit,” Minaj said of Johnson. “When I met her the other day, I felt like I knew her for my whole life. She’s so warm and considerate and caring. She’s amazingly talented and I’ve been wearing her clothes forever, so to meet her was like, ‘Yay!’ [I was] bowing down to her; she’s dope!”
The affection was mutual. Backstage at Johnson’s show — which featured a DJ, cupcakes, balloons and posters of Minaj with Johnson’s face on them — the designer revealed that this line couldn’t have been created without the hip-hop star.
“I was watching Nicki Minaj and my daughter Lulu, and I’m thinking, ‘They are the body type,’ ” Johnson said of making the looks for her spring line. “I love [Nicki] and she really wears my stuff. She likes real tight; she’s just my most, most, most favorite girl right now.”
So how does it feel to be Betsey Johnson’s muse?
“I just think it’s amazing,” Minaj told us. “I remember I was living in Queens and I couldn’t afford Betsey, so I would, like, window-shop by her store and then I would go to the cheaper places. She had a Nicki Minaj [inspiration] board in her office, and it was so many pictures and wigs and all these things and clippings that she took of me and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh!’ It was so emotional.”