Nicki Minaj was one of the many celebrities to turn up New York’s Fashion Week this week, sitting in at Connecticut-born fashion designer Betsey Johnson’s runway show – rather appropriate given the 69 year-old’s admission that the music star was a massive influence on the range exhibited.
Mtv.com reports that the designer came out with a line bright on color and energy, and then cited the Trinidadian hip-hop artist as inspiration; “I was watching Nicki Minaj and my daughter Lulu, and I’m thinking, ‘They are the body type,'” said Betsey, going on to add, “I love [Nicki], and she really wears my stuff. She likes real tight. She’s just my most, most, most favourite girl right now.”
Minaj was in the front row for the show and was generous enough to afford Johnson the same level of praise; “She’s a free spirit,” gushed Nicki, “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!”
It’s not all been good times for Minaj in New York though, after the Huffington Post reported SomedayNewYorker designer Jessica Rogers is accusing the 28 year-old of stealing one of her “puffball” designs for her clothing this week.