If Nicki Minaj’s collection for Kmart sells out in stores, it will be entertaining, but also put the fear of god in us. After getting a first look, we see all the style elements we’d expect: skin-tight silhouettes, spandex, cut-outs, neon, and dizzying prints, but still, imagining young girls strutting through high school halls in these clothes makes us a little squeamish.
Don’t get us wrong, this is exactly how we would imagine a Minaj fan to dress and we love that the rapper puts an emphasis on the natural female form, but we don’t agree with her claim that “any women can wear it and feel confident.” We also think that the skin-to-cloth ratio make these clothes fit for the club and… yeah, that’s pretty much it.
Minaj however, feels differently:
“I definitely didn’t want people to think, ‘Oh, she’s just going to have crazy stuff on her line,’ ’cause then that would push them away. I want them to know: No, no, no, I’m doing this for women in general to feel beautiful and sexy.”
We don’t want to throw shade, but if we see preteens traipsing around in these dresses, we’ll be tempted to call their mothers. Get a first look at the collection by watching the video below, and hear Minaj explain why her designs won’t scare people off:
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