Entertainment

Kanye West Turned Down Potential YEEZY Deal with Nicki Minaj

The rapper didn’t want to disrespect then wife Kim Kardashian.

By
2,766 Hypes

Kanye West Turned Down Potential YEEZY Deal with Nicki Minaj

The rapper didn’t want to disrespect then wife Kim Kardashian.

There could have been a YEEZY x Nicki Minaj collaboration, yet Kanye West declined a potential fashion partnership with the female rapper out of respect for his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian.

In a Youtube interview with fellow lyricist Joe Budden, Minaj revealed that the rapper turned down the idea of a collaboration between herself and YEEZY, stating she approached West, saying, ”’Hey look, I’m about to do something and I just wanted to make sure I spoke to you first,’” referring to her Fendi deal. The “Monster” rapper shared that West wasn’t as interested in the idea, saying,“he was like, ‘Well, if I did something with you, I think my wife probably wouldn’t love that idea because I should be giving that to my wife instead. If I was doing a female version of the Yeezys or whatever, it should probably go to my wife.’”

While this conversation took place before West and Kardashian’s divorce, Minaj was surprised by West’s response as he publicly fought his way into the fashion industry, which at the time, was innovative for a member of the hip-hop world. Minaj went onto tell Budden, “so if a black female rapper who you know has just shown herself to be sellable in that space — and this is not from Joe Schmoe from down the block, this is from Fendi saying ‘right, all of these things fall right off the shelf’ — then when I come to you as a black man that I look up to, I’m doing that because you inspired me, because you said the fashion industry didn’t want to let us in, even though we’re so influential.”

There doesn’t appear to be a feud brewing as Minaj doesn’t believe the KKW Beauty mogul was even aware of the conversation and wore the SKIMS and Fendi’s collaboration on her Instagram earlier this year.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Barbie (@nickiminaj)

Read Full Article
Share this article

What to Read Next

Amber Rose Reveals How Kanye West Felt About Nicki Minaj's Legendary Verse on "Monster"
Music

Amber Rose Reveals How Kanye West Felt About Nicki Minaj's Legendary Verse on "Monster"

Ye wasn’t familiar with Minaj before collaborating on the 2010 track.
7,293 Hypes

Kanye West Could Be Opening Physical Retail Stores for YEEZY
Fashion

Kanye West Could Be Opening Physical Retail Stores for YEEZY

Based on a recent trademark filing for YZYSPLY.
1,447 Hypes

Kanye West's YEEZY Appoints Nur Abbas as Head of Design
Fashion

Kanye West's YEEZY Appoints Nur Abbas as Head of Design

The creative will be in charge of launching special projects for the brand, expanding its empire and more.
1,718 Hypes


Nicki Minaj Releases Trailer for Upcoming Documentary
Film & TV

Nicki Minaj Releases Trailer for Upcoming Documentary

For all the Harajuku Barbies.
1,298 Hypes

Kim Kardashian Introduces SKIMS SWIM
Fashion

Kim Kardashian Introduces SKIMS SWIM

Also revealing when the swimwear line officially launches.
10,670 Hypes

4 TikTok Sex Trends That Are Worth the Hype, According to a Sex Coach
Sex & Dating

4 TikTok Sex Trends That Are Worth the Hype, According to a Sex Coach

From sex pillows to tantra, these methods may elevate your pleasure.
26,796 Hypes

New Balance 550 Revealed in Women's White/Purple Colorway
Footwear

New Balance 550 Revealed in Women's White/Purple Colorway

Set to release in the coming weeks.
3,635 Hypes

Pete Davidson May Have a Kim Kardashian Tattoo
Entertainment

Pete Davidson May Have a Kim Kardashian Tattoo

The Scorpio comedian appears to have made his love permanent.
1,611 Hypes

2022 BAFTAs Glam: Best Beauty Looks From Naomi Campbell, Adwoa Aboah and More
Beauty 

2022 BAFTAs Glam: Best Beauty Looks From Naomi Campbell, Adwoa Aboah and More

See the most stunning makeup and hair moments of the night.
41,416 Hypes

Take a Closer Look At the Air Jordan 3 "Muslin"
Footwear

Take a Closer Look At the Air Jordan 3 "Muslin"

Releasing next week.
28,764 Hypes

Millie Bobby Brown and Boyfriend Jake Bongiovi Look Stunning at the 2022 BAFTA Awards
Fashion

Millie Bobby Brown and Boyfriend Jake Bongiovi Look Stunning at the 2022 BAFTA Awards

Marking their red carpet debut as a couple.
5,825 Hypes

Balenciaga Reveals Summer-Ready Crocs Pool Slides
Fashion

Balenciaga Reveals Summer-Ready Crocs Pool Slides

Demna reinvents the ugly-pretty shoe once again.
6,817 Hypes

Birkenstock and Manolo Blahnik Unveil Jewel-Toned Clogs and Sandals
Fashion

Birkenstock and Manolo Blahnik Unveil Jewel-Toned Clogs and Sandals

The iconic footwear brand collaborates with the American classic to bring something new.
4,673 Hypes

Kourtney Kardashian Confirms She Wants To Have a Baby in 'The Kardashians' Official Trailer
Film & TV

Kourtney Kardashian Confirms She Wants To Have a Baby in 'The Kardashians' Official Trailer

She and Travis Barker seemingly visit a fertility clinic in the clip.
3,839 Hypes

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest news.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.