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In her verse for Drake’s “Make Me Proud,” Nicki Minaj boasted: “The best legal team, so the deals is ill/It’s M.A.C., OPI and a fragrance, too/Apparel, I’m dominating every avenue.” Well, the animated hip-hop artist certainly wasn’t making those proclamations for her own health. Minaj is quickly becoming a beauty industry powerhouse.
On November 26, 2010, Minaj released her first M.A.C. lipstick in the shade Pink Friday, to coincide with the release of her debut album, also titled “Pink Friday.” She later released another lipstick, Viva Glam Nicki, as a part of M.A.C’s Viva Glam 2012 Campaign. Viva Glam is a line of lipsticks created to raise funds assisting men, women and children living with AIDS. Since its inception, the M.A.C. AIDS Fund has raised more than $200 million for their cause.
Nicki then released her OPI collection at the beginning of 2012. The collection was made up of a total of six polishes—three cream polishes, two glitter polishes and one shatter polish. The polishes were named after Nicki’s album and song titles. Pink Friday is in Nicki’s favorite color, Did It On ‘Em is a lovely shade of chartreuse, Fly is teal, Metallic 4 Life features a black base color with silver flecks of glitter, Save Me features a clear base color with blue glitter and the Super Bass Shatter is a darker shade of pink than Pink Friday, and also has glitter in it.
Most recently, Minaj released the advertisements for her fragrance, Pink Friday. Last month when she first released the official images of the bottle, which is a smaller version of her dipped in gold and wearing a white bustier, she described the smell of the fragrance as “angels playing.” It has since been noted that the fragrance will smell like a mixture of creamy vanilla, juicy fruits and sensual musk.
So, what’s next on Queen Minaj’s to-do list? A clothing line, of course! Minaj has always been able to generate much conversation and debate regarding her fashion choices. While fashion critics may not understand her style, the Barbz love it. Since it is the opinion of the Barbz, and the Barz only, that matter, it is quite befitting that Minaj would give them a collection made in her likeness. Of the brand Nicki has stated that her “biggest goal was to make a line that was going to be affordable to my fans and also rich enough in quality that they’ll feel like they’re wearing exactly what I’m wearing.” All of the Barbz, male and female, will be catered to with this “Harajuku Barbie” collection.
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