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Fashion Month is currently in full swing and Nicki Minaj has just collabed with Italian label Diesel to be apart of the brand’s new anti-bullying campaign. Nicki is just one of many stars like Gucci Mane, Bella Thorne, Tommy Dorfman and Yoo Ah-in to become a brand ambassador for Diesel’s Fall/Winter 2018 “Hate Couture” collection. The collection is meant to make a bold statement to speak out against bullying and features garments embroidered with hateful comments that each of stars have received via social media. She attended the Milan event yesterday sporting a Diesel jacket from the line that read, “The Bad Guy.”
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Fans of course had something to say. Many feel that the idea is great but think that having Nicki apart of the campaign is ironic seeing as how she just got in a fight with Cardi B over claims that she was bullying her via Instagram. In case you forgot, less than two weeks ago Cardi B and Nicki got into an almost brawl—at the NYFW Harper’s Bazzar party, that ended in a knot on Cardi’s forehead (she was elbowed by a security guard) while Nicki can be seen in a video standing against a wall behind her security.
Diesel says a portion of the proceeds from each sale of will be donated to the Only The Brave Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports anti-bullying programs. Despite the hugely discussed fight with Cardi, Nicki is still keeping up appearances at various shows and events during the Fashion Month circuit. The brand was also quick to defend Nicki via Twitter, when criticized for including Minaj in the project, knowing her history of feuds with celebs like Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey and now Cardi.
View the tweets below:
@NICKIMINAJ as an anti-bullying beacon??? Bringing issues to light HOW?? By showing ppl what NOT to do? Lmao this a whole joke
— Jordyn (@Jlschultz7495) September 19, 2018
lmao! really @DIESEL? “nicki minaj” is one of the biggest bullies in the entertainment industry & has took part in tons of “cyber-bullying!” smh! ya’ll say she is receiving “hate?” actually it’s a backlash due to her actions! I call it “karma!” lol! smh! this is beyond pathetic!
— KillerBee! (@qkillerbeeb) September 20, 2018