Nicki Minaj’s rep in the rap world may be a bit tarnished after Remy Ma “shethered” her last month, but in the fashion world she’s still as good as gold. In fact, the rapper just signed a contract with Wilhelmina’s celebrity division, which means we’ll be seeing a lot more of her face.
As Vogue pointed out in their exclusive report of the news:
“She has already served as the face of brands such as Roberto Cavalli, and has been shot by boundary-pushing photographers including Mario Testino and Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. By joining an agency, she opens up the door for even more opportunities.”
In other words, those who said she was over were wrong — though this signing may signal a departure from a focus on music for Nicki and a move toward more lucrative ventures. Now that her clothing line has been discontinued in Kmart, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Nicki launch a higher end collection, especially after outing Giuseppe Zanotti for using her name for his sneakers but refusing to take her calls. Perhaps Nicki will eclipse these designers and launch her own line.
Whatever this Wilhelmina contract leads to, we’re sure it will be major. Nicki already has the pics to prove it. Here’s a look at some of her most stunning photo spreads.