Nicki Minaj is on the cover of New York Magazine’s spring issue, but one thing she admits to not wanting to be on is Fashion Week guest lists.
This may sound absurd coming from Nicki, who is the master of disguise when it comes to fashion.
Flashback to New York Fashion Week in the fall, where Nicki Minaj was decked out in an arts and crafts inspired dress front row at Carolina Herrera sitting next to Anna Wintour.
If there is anything that announces fashion prominence, it is a seat in the vicinity of Anna Wintour at any fashion show. Nicki embraced the fashion world at the time, basked in the glory of being the Vogue EIC’s seatmate, and less that a year later is dismissing the entire New York Fashion Week in a New York Magazine cover story…talk about a slap in their fashionable faces!
Here is what Nicki had to say about her dismissal of fashion week:
On sitting next to Anna Wintour last fashion week:
“The biggest surprise to me was that after I went to some shows with Anna Wintour, I got an autographed photo from her the next day that said, “We match!” I had on these, like, weird balls and craziness, and she had on this really sophisticated dress, but they both were orange. I was like, “Oh my God, I’m getting this framed!” I’m going to get a bigger version and put it in my gym, because that’s some fly motivation.”
On returning to fashion week again:
“I’m not impressed to be in that world. I’m in my own world. I think sometimes the fashion world isn’t even about clothes anymore; it’s about this “in” crowd, and I’m not into that. But I’m doing a Barbie fashion show. They did a Barbie for me, and that is super friggin’ amazing.”
So is it safe to assume that you were always interested in fashion? I’ve always been intrigued by color and by interesting hair. I was one of those weird little girls doing my own hair at the age of 9. I was, like, getting weird gels and new brushes and cornrow holders. I would tweak and perm at the age of 13. When I first went to get my hair colored, I was about 14 and I wanted blonde highlights. The beautician said, “No, you have to get your mother on the phone,” and I was just crying and begging. I’ve always been experimenting. Cyndi Lauper’s videos—that’s what intrigued me.
And you definitely use your looks to get noticed. I like the idea of doing something that everyone else is not. I get high off that. Just the idea that other people don’t have the balls to do something—that’s my thing.