Nicki Minaj for Kmart
Nicki Minaj has been at the top of the Rap game for a minute now. Smack in the middle of Rap and Pop this entertainer has her finger on the pulse of culture for young people world wide. She now has a fashion line that will debut in Kmart stores nationwide this fall.
Her Instagram showed off a few of her new looks.
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When I saw these fashion looks, the first thing that came to mind was that this is a very tight outfit. It is an outfit that should only be worn by an entertainer, and a specific type of entertainer-while entertaining. Oh and this entertainer better be FIT. This is not an outfit for "Kmart Shoppers" who are typical people-and a lot of Moms.
I am a big proponent of entertainer responsibility. I do realize that celebrities are not all role models, but selling clothes that have very little style (or fabric) to them when you know that those who purchase your clothes will be your fans-are young women. I feel some type of way about this. I am all for women embracing their sexuality, but I also realize the importance of women respecting their bodies. There is an impact that First Lady Michelle Obama has and there is an impact that Nicki Minaj has.
Women of Color have been objectified and our beauty has been the topic of much discussion as have our bodies. While you may portray a sexy and wild image on stage. For a line of clothes, please tame it down. And its not even as if the clothes are Risqué, but FASHION FORWARD. They look like something that I can pickup at the local Rainbow or DD's. She isn't making a statement, it is not art.
Why would she sell those clothes to people who love her? Shame on You Nicki...and parents, please be mindful of your young daughters who may wear this outfit.
But when Nicki Minaj is just hanging out, she is dressed like this.
What "Say You" about this new Line?
Classily Yours, Sharelle D. Lowery Blogger & Fabulosity Correspondent