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Nicki Minaj Talks Bold New 'Fendi Prints On' Collaboration!

Nicki Minaj Talks Bold New 'Fendi Prints On' Collaboration!

Nicki Minaj strikes a fierce pose in her new shoot for the October issue of Elle!

Here’s what the 36-year-old “MEGATRON” rapper had to share with the mag:

On the inspiration and design of her new Fendi Prints On collection, featuring her signature hot pink and silver, and named after the lyrics in her “Chun-Li” song: “[I knew] everybody’s going to be like, ‘Where’s the pink, b****?’ … I want to make clothes that make girls with my body look sexy. We’re in a new time, where you don’t have to feel bad if you’re not the tiniest you’ve ever been. Women, we struggle with that so much, because we’ll go back to old pictures of ourselves, and we’ll be like, ‘I used to be so skinny!,’ and we start making ourselves feel bad. What I want [to tell] girls is not necessarily, ‘Go and gain weight and have a big booty,’ but ‘If you do have curves, be proud of it, flaunt it—love the skin you’re in.’ As clichéd as that sounds, I’ve been really trying to teach myself that. ‘This is who I am; take me or leave me, bye!’ … [The collection is] for everyone who wants to show skin. We all go to the beach, we all get sexy, we all have sex, we all bust it open!”

On her upcoming album: “[It's] fierce, fun, and unapologetic. … It’s probably the most excited I’ve been about an album release in a really long time. I’m happy that we’re not making my fans wait for another album, like I’ve done in the past. This one incorporates all the things people love about Nicki, but it also just has a way bigger sound, so it goes perfectly with the collection.”

On if she’d ever launch her own line: “Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes! Yeses across the board, okay? I’ve been really strategic and picky on purpose, turning some things down and waiting for the right opportunities. Once people see that you have selling power and you are able to impact a brand in such a positive way, then I think it’s only a matter of time. The Fendi collection alone made me feel like I would love to continue doing this—getting to that boss status. That’s where I would like to take fashion, for sure.”

The Fendi Prints On capsule collection will launch on Fendi.com October 14 and will then be sold in 52 Fendi boutiques worldwide starting October 16.

For more from Nicki Minaj, visit Elle.com.

READ MORE: Nicki Minaj Speaks Out After Retirement Announcement: ‘I’m Still Right Here’

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Photos: Steven Klein, Fendi
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