Nicki Minaj and Anna Wintour at the Spring 2012 Carolina Herrera show on Sept. 12.
Today Nicki Minaj released her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and while the reviews are already beginning to filter in, we couldn’t help but notice the chatter surrounding one particular line in her “Come on a Cone” song. Nicki’s verse went: “When I’m sitting with Anna, I’m really sitting with Anna / Ain’t a metaphor punch line, I’m really sitting with Anna / Front row at Oscar de la Renta, posture / Ain’t a b**** that could do it, not even my imposter.” Yep, she’s referencing EXACTLY what you think she is—sitting front row at New York Fashion Week next to Vogue’s EIC Anna Wintour. And is it just us, or is Nicki going on a super pro-Anna binge as of late? First she called her “sweet” in Paper magazine, and now she’s rapping about how amazing it is getting the most coveted spot in the fashion world. Perhaps there’s more sweetness to Anna than meets the eye, but we’re still sad that Nicki didn’t mention the first time they met at the Carolina Herrera show back in September. I mean, come on, their ’dorbs matchy-matchy photo (above) will probably go down as one of the most iconic Anna moments of all time. Just sayin’.
As the album continues on, we continue to find Nicki dropping even more fash references, including a line from the song “I Am Your Leader.” It goes: “Hit up Hot Topic, Nicki Minaj hoodies / I’m a Brand b****, I’m a BRAND.” Huh, now that’s interesting. What does this mean for the future of that apparel line she’s got in the works? Is Nicki Minaj officially transforming from a rapper to an all-out fashion brand? Only time will tell!