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What Are Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, And More Doing On Hot Topic T-Shirts?

The store sells merch from all your faves now

The Hot Topic you bought checkered Vans and My Chemical Romance t-shirts from in middle school still exists, but it's made a few ~additions~ since the early 2000s. Today, the store's website sells posters and tees of celebs like Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, and Ed Sheeran.

Don't get me wrong: I listen to Nicki, Ari, and Ed as much as any twentysomething teenybopper, and if there were Hot Topics in Manhattan, I'd shop there all the time. But these aren't exactly musicians you'd expect to see at a characteristically mall emo/mall store. Here are nine surprising artists whose merch found a home at Hot Topic.