Fresh off her alleged retirement from making music to start a family, the best female rapper of the last decade is still finding ways to keep money coming in. Nicki Minaj has teamed up with Fendi to release a new collaboration with the company. In July, the rapper teased us with the collection on Instagram and now it seems as though the company and Minaj are ready to release the extensive 127-piece collection to the masses. She said in an interview with Elle, "my fans are going to be really surprised when they see that I did think of things for them. I totally know that there are a lot of people who think that they can’t afford Fendi. If you love your fashion, then sometimes you save up for certain things that you really love.”
The collection is named after the famous lyric in her hit single Chun-Li, “Fendi Prints On.” As expected, the collab features a bunch of Barbie pink items with the Fendi logo emblazoned on them. Minaj said in the interview, “I can’t believe that when I was doing that little picture that day, with the Fendi jacket and Fendi panties on...I didn’t think that the actual company would think that that was dope. To know that they liked it that much, and now it’s on a T-shirt, is so iconic to me.”
Creative Director at Fendi, Silvia Venturini Fendi said, “What we liked about Nicki is that she plays with feminine codes, but from her point of view, which is that of a very strong, independent, successful woman. She talks about being strong and getting what you want, and I think that it’s kind of liberating for women.”
It is also reported that the line will also feature Fendi clothing articles for children, men, and women, with the idea in mind that Nicki wants to start a family.