Nicki Minaj Becomes The Face Of ‘Roberto Cavalli’

Published: Thursday 18th Dec 2014 by David


65 million units sold worldwide may make Nicki Minaj one of music’s more bankable belles, but the rapper has a long way to go before making a splash quite as big in the world of fashion.

Fortunately, her journey to that point has been made far easier this year, thanks to an endorsement by  the world renown Roberto Cavalli who called on the rapper to become the new face of his company.

Good news below…

After learning of her success with the alcoholic beverage ‘Myx‘, Cavalli reached out to the ‘The Night Is Young’ performer, proposing a deal which would see her become the face of his spring/summer 2015 campaign.

He explained:

I chose Nicki Minaj because she embodies the exuberant and modern femininity of the Cavalli woman. In recent years we have become accustomed to women castigated in clothes that hide their body shapes. With this campaign, I wanted to send a strong countertrend message. I wanted a sensual woman who is aware of her body – who is not afraid to show her curves. Instead, she makes them her strength

The campaign’s shoot was shot by Francesco Carrozzini, who joined the rapper in welcoming the news via ‘Vogue Italia’ today, doing so before her third studio album ‘The Pinkprint‘ tops the ‘Billboard 200.’

Once it does, Minaj will join Beyonce and Alicia Keys to stand as one of 7 Black female artists to secure two or more US #1 albums, and extend her lead as the only female rapper to do so.


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  1. Azaleac December 18, 2014

    Roberto Cavalli is so beyonce circa 2005. But in no way am I surprised. Nicki is tacky and dated, so she’s the perfect representation.

    • We Found Rihanna December 18, 2014

      But you can’t afford.

      • Azaleac December 18, 2014

        I’m sure broke ass Rihanna can’t either. #NevaToppingForbes #360Deal

    • datreddone23 December 18, 2014

      Excuse me but will Iggy ever make the Forbes list RIH has every time so your try hard read was really a self drag. Especially as seeing That Rih was in the top 10 this year on Forbes and #4 in 2012. So please bish don’t try it

  2. X/Arua December 18, 2014

    Slay Nicki, she looks beautiful.

    • NeNe December 18, 2014

      You mean she is photoshop in HD.

  3. Kitty Puurrzz December 18, 2014

    I’m just ready for Iggy’s 2nd album. I know mama pen game is super sharp.

    • Mark111 December 18, 2014

      It’ll flop with less than 30K, so why bother? lol

      • LOL December 18, 2014

        LOL TRY 15K LOL.

  4. Mark111 December 18, 2014

    Time is ticking Nicky. I can tell that she’s trying to become a mogul because, well let’s face it, she’s in her 30’s and about to become a “wrinkle face b1tch”. Oh the karma.

    • Tyler December 18, 2014

      So once you hit 30 you automatically morph into a wrinkled face b****? Lol

      • Iconic Cici December 18, 2014

        Well Beyonce did ki

  5. mike December 18, 2014

    65 MILLION?!!!!!!!!!!


    GIMME A BREAK! Nicki Minaj has not sold 65 million records!

    • VisionofMimi December 18, 2014

      65 million singles and albums sold is actually accurate for her. Surprising I know.

      • TRUTH SERUM December 18, 2014

        Read that THOT to fifth!!

      • truth (icki is on the radio cryn cause THEPINKSHIT Flippidy flipidy FLOP!!! December 18, 2014

        No read truth simen for filth honey!!! Heeeeyyy booooo

    • BOOBIE December 18, 2014

      Do your research cunnt yes she has

    • X/Arua December 18, 2014

      Google is your friend sis *sips tea*

  6. Rima December 18, 2014

    I also hear she’s the new face of flop so get it girl.

  7. Christian December 18, 2014

    65 million what? Pounds of make up she’s worn for the past 5 years? You definitely don’t mean sales.. Of ANYTHING. This is reaching. Probably the most reaching you’ve done in years. Stop.

    • BOOBIE December 18, 2014

      No. 65 million records sold. Can’t you thots read? Do your research.

  8. Kenya Moore W***** December 18, 2014

    I wouldn’t want her to be the face of my brand when she’s doing tamar Braxton numbers kii

    • X/Arua December 18, 2014

      Check her out on forbs those are the only numbers that matter. you tried tho

  9. BaddieBey December 18, 2014

    Nicki HAS actually sold 65 million records (singles and albums).

  10. Dark Horse December 18, 2014

    Honey anything with Nicki name on it is a fail. They could have gotten Lana atleast her album sold more than Nickis current one.

    • NickiBeenBad December 18, 2014

      Then explain MYX? Mind you, do you think the marketing team at Cavalli picked her without doing their research? They know EXACTLY how much she’s worth.

    • X/Arua December 18, 2014

      her name on that forbs list, last time i checked that’s not a fail sis.

  11. MJ4Ever December 18, 2014

    So you didn’t know this clown sold 65 million? Yep, this is the state of today’s music.

    • X/Arua December 18, 2014

      you mad? stay mad lmao

  12. Rosie December 18, 2014

    “…doing so before her third studio album ‘The Pinkprint‘ tops the ‘Billboard 200.’”
    Actually, Sam, Billboard already reported that Taylor is a lock for #1 next week. Pentagon or w/e will be #2. Onika will settle for #3 or #4 based on how J. Cole does.

    • Iconic Cici December 18, 2014

      Ultrashitty gold yet? Ciara 2nd album went platinum unlike Lanas.

      • Rosie December 18, 2014

        Almost a decade ago f*****.
        Has Cedric’s 2013 album scanned Ultraviolence’s first week yet?

    • X/Arua December 18, 2014

      You better stan rosie

  13. Dark Horse December 18, 2014

    65 million what? Ass shots? yall got to be kidding me lol

  14. DJ December 18, 2014

    65 million records????? LMAO! That idiot can’t even count to 65 yet alone sell 65 million. She’s a flopppp

  15. BeySting December 18, 2014

    Laughing at b****** who didn’t know she’s sold 65 million units. Starships sold 7 million, Superbass sold 8 million worldwide and that accounts for 15 million units by themselves so why is it so hard to believe?

  16. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT December 18, 2014

    They should be worried about the floppage there en route instead of using her asss and curves. The end is near. Time is ticking Nicki. Her 14 minutes is almost up.

    • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT December 18, 2014


    • Rosie December 18, 2014

      Yes. Even after exposing her genatalia to the public on her music video and Brazzers calendar she can’t scan Rick Ross’s first week.

  17. Stephy December 18, 2014

    Nicki Minaj sold about 57 million SINLGES & 7-8 million albums…

    • DJ December 18, 2014

      7-8 million albums?
      PF: 3 million ww
      RR: 1.5 million ww
      That would equal 4.5 m correct?

      • Jay January 10, 2015

        Those are us sales only lol

  18. KimmyGoHard December 18, 2014

    Do your research thoroughly before you drag so you don’t look stupid. Flopnika has sold 65 million because she sold out and that’s a DAMN shame cos Kim is better.

    • X/Arua December 18, 2014

      Kim is better at changing her face every 5 months you mean

  19. Lana Del Bae December 18, 2014

    So you were dragging her all this time and didn’t know she sold 65 million? Her new album is gonna flop but she has sold 65 milli.

    • Britney Stan December 18, 2014

      She slays Lana thats for sure

      • Rosie December 18, 2014

        Both slaughter S******’s dead ass.

      • Britney Stan December 18, 2014

        Britney outsold both their discography with one album ugly d***.

      • Rosie December 18, 2014

        And how much has S****** Jean sold? Clinging to the past, typical S****** stan.

    • X/Arua December 18, 2014

      and how many did flopna sell?

  20. Riley December 18, 2014

    Nicki is Lana,Ariana, and Tamars lesser.

    • LOL December 18, 2014


  21. Rosie December 18, 2014

    Onika has 66 singles, 12 promo singles, 3 albums, and at least 500 other features so it’s pretty believable that she sold that many records. The question is how many of those are solo.

    • X/Arua December 18, 2014

      Who cares how many are solo tho beside you stan? she still got paid for all of them.

    • Jay January 10, 2015

      She has sold 65 million records from her OWN records…features don’t count please get educated

  22. Britney Stan December 18, 2014

    Um Lana fans like Rosie need to stfu because Nicki is still more of a success than your neverbeen fav.I dont even like Nicki but when you stan for Lana the lesser your opinion is invalid.

    • Rosie Stan December 18, 2014

      Did Britney graduate from kindergarten yet?

      • Britney Stan December 18, 2014

        Will lana ever become relevant?

    • Rosie December 18, 2014

      S****** cannot sell more than Ariana Grande first week, let alone 110K, in 2014, it cannot properly sell out a theatre in 2014, it cannot dance in 2014, it cannot sing in 2014, it can barely even walk in 2014, it cannot buy things without it’s dad’s permission in 2014, it cannot leave the house without its dad’s permission in 2024, it cannot breathe without its dad’s permission in 2014. A S****** stan literally has no room to drag in 2014.

  23. KissesforKelly December 18, 2014

    Wow, I didn’t know she sold that many records.

  24. Britney Stan December 18, 2014

    Rosie is so jealous of mainstream acts lol she wish Lana got the same attention as the other girls

    • Rosie December 18, 2014

      …but S******’s theatre residency was barely half full this year. Tell me why so called “icon” can’t sell out a 4K capacity theatre but Lana can sell 8K seats at one venue in a few minutes?

  25. IggyIggyIggy December 18, 2014

    Rosie throws shade at mainstream acts because Lana tried to be mainstream and FAILED! Iggy came slaying out of the gate and has more top tens in one year than Lana has in two! #AndThatsWhyShesMad

    • Rosie December 18, 2014

      Don’t make me drag Iggy before her arena tour does worse than artGRAVE.

      • IggyIggyIggy December 18, 2014

        Grave? Isn’t that where Lana’s relevancy in pop culture lives?

      • Rosie December 18, 2014

        Has the New Classic scanned 600K worldwide yet?

  26. X/Arua December 18, 2014

    Rosie is so bothered lmao

  27. Rosie December 18, 2014

    Onika stans are obviously mad at my presence. The Pinkshit probably won’t even outsell Ultraviolence in the US with all that promo. That’s sad.

    • Prismatic December 18, 2014

      Lanas career is sad didn’t she perform at a cemetery ? What a flop

      • December 18, 2014

        wtf prismatic stop it, stop it i say Lol.

    • X/Arua December 18, 2014

      You can’t even compare them though Nicki is a rapper and Lana is…. well we won’t even go there.

  28. Prismatic December 18, 2014

    These Lana stans need to know their place ain’t one checking for that flop that’s why Ultraviolence still isn’t gold after 5 months lol

    • December 18, 2014

      Prismatic stop it, stop it i say, Lol i am rolling in laughter.

  29. Rosie December 18, 2014

    Kii at this same illiterate Gravatarless f** coming up with 10+ emails just to respond to me. Stan down for your queen bb.

  30. Yonce December 18, 2014

    F*** DAT HOEE LANA!!!!!!!!!!!

    She a depressed mess i can’t with Rosie tryna come for Nicki when no one outside tumblr knows your fav. FOH! No wonder why you cling the hive but tbh we don’t really f*** with you anymore.

  31. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT December 18, 2014

    The illiterate Barbs, with their poor grammar, have been terrorizing everybody while their queen hasn’t even sold 10 million albums worldwide. Yes Barbs… let it sink in. Time’s ticking. I’m ready for a new female rapper. Don’t even try me with Iglo.

    • c****** tant December 18, 2014

      and how may albums have you sold tho?

  32. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT December 18, 2014

    She’s out here calling herself ‘The Queen of Rap.’ Biitch please. She ain’t queen of shiit. This why her downfall will be so painful.

    • TwoTwirls4Onika December 18, 2014

      Oh b****, she is the queen of rap because she has earned that title because of her content, creativity and impact on pop culture so what you think is irrelevant.
      Her reign is so strong even her haters have high expectations for her. Why else were you happy when you found out she was only doing 170k. YOU expected more from her because YOU knew she is capable of doing more because YOU know how big her brand is.

      Think about that and get back to me.

      • I STAN(D) FOR TALENT December 18, 2014

        Lol Sweety, the people and/or the media is/are the ones that give you a title. She’s the self-proclaimed queen of rap which doesn’t mean shiit. And yes, people expected more from her, seeing that she’s ‘the queen’ and all, but she’s declining – like a plane taking a nosedive. Yes darling, the truth hurts. Don’t seethe. It’s not good for the heart. Don’t be ignorant either.

  33. TwoTwirls4Onika December 18, 2014

    I won’t drag Lana because she has taught me that your era can slay even if you don’t start off with first week sales that slay so I won’t go in on her too much. This is Nick’s best album and the response to it has been great, sure she shoulda sold MUCH more but I know that it will be one people look back and love even if it doesn’t sell another copy because it is REAL to and for her.

    Unlike some other people I know Nicki knows how to write her own songs and promote them so when she is ready to snatch and slay with sales she will do what she needs to do make it happen.

    • December 18, 2014


  34. Rosie December 18, 2014

    Like I don’t even want to drag Iggy but if this one birch who doesn’t even know how to add a Gravatar wants me to…

    • IggyIggyIggy December 18, 2014

      But what can you say about Iggy when she has three or four hit singles and an arena tour? Does Lana have any of those?

      • Rosie December 18, 2014

        But why has her album barely outsold UV by ~10K copies when it was out three months before? Why the UV outsell The New Classic in a month worldwide? Why did Reclassified only sell 14K first week? Lana is about to tour venues of 10-20K+ capacity (many venues are larger than Iggy’s ~arenas!!1~) and tickets are selling well but no one cares for Iggy’s tour. The box scores will be a kii.

  35. IggyIggyIggy December 18, 2014

    Serious question! If Lana is so big and popular why can’t sell singles or even get on radio? People always get at Iggz acting like doing that is easy but if it was Lana wouldn’t be touring graveyards.
    Who was her opening act? The grim reaper?

    • KenyaNeedsMoorePeople December 18, 2014

      1. We all know Iggy pays for play because the washington post exposed her on the verge deal.
      2. Iggy’s going on a joint tour with a guy who’s been selling out venues since the early 2000s so how many of those tickets is she going to sell HERSELF?

      3. Your stupid ass never wondered why Iggy can slay with a song but flop with the album?

  36. Rosie December 18, 2014

    Why are ALL of the venues in Lana’s next tour larger capacity than almost every half-empty arena Iggy will play next year?

    • IggyIggyIggy December 18, 2014

      Half-empty? I didn’t know the tour had started yet. Better check that imagination Rosie cos soon you’ll be imagining Lana having a number one single. #ItWillNeverHappen

  37. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT December 18, 2014

    Lets keep Lana out of this. She’s such a good soul. This post is about Nicki so lets keep it 100. You either congratulate her or drag her. I prefer the latter. *Sips Tea*

    • c****** tant December 18, 2014

      Or we can drag you, i much prefer to drag you, the nobody.

  38. Rosie December 18, 2014

    And the self-drag. Iggy can get all her songs playing on the radio every 5 hours and can get more promo than Lana’s entire era yet UV did 4x more than TNC first week. Not to mention 13x more than Reclassified.

    • IggyIggyIggy December 18, 2014

      MTV gave Iggy her own show, did SNL call Lana back after the last time?

      • Rosie December 18, 2014

        Didn’t Lana sell five times more than Reclassified with BTD after she went on SNL?

  39. IggyLongstocking December 18, 2014

    Has anyone else seen Iggy’s performance on SNL? Ok, that’s how you do a performance. Lana? Not so much and that’s why she’s struggling for relevancy and is being slayed by FKA Twigs. How long did the Ultraviolence era last? Two months? Less? Ok, glad Interscope knew they had to pull the plug on that s***.

    • IggyIggyIggy December 18, 2014

      She’s mad she got Iggz’ leftovers in the NA video.

  40. ThePinkPrint12.15.2014 December 18, 2014

    Gratz Nicki keep doing your thing sista and thanks for a great album.The pink print.

  41. IggyIggyIggy December 18, 2014

    And i don’t wanna hear that iggy doesn’t write her own songs cos Lana doesn’t either.

    • NickiBeenBad December 18, 2014

      And this something you’ve accepted?

  42. Rosie December 18, 2014

    Haha at this Iggy stan making up s*** now. Lana is the main writer on EVERY song she has ever recorded. Every single one. The first writer credited on every song in her discography. Meanwhile Iggy has to suck off T.I. for a few bars.
    And DEATH at FOR twinks. The FOR twinks who sold 9K first week and is only semi-relevant for f****** the guy from Twilight? Who is twinks slaying? A few white bottoms from Twitter? FOH.

  43. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 18, 2014

    What a messy post. Anyway, my queen looks gorgeous. The Slay Print is her best album to date. I’m not too concerned on her first week sales because the singles choices were a bit messy. But the album will do good in the long run.

    Please tell me why Igloo Australia stans are even talking? Death at their delusional asses thinking Nicki was “scared” of releasing on the same day as her fraudulent ass. We all saw how that turned out.
    *Plays “Win Again”*

  44. ontherun December 18, 2014

    She stays grinding. Respect for that

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