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Nicki Minaj Signs Major Modeling Contract With Wilhelmina

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Larry Busacca/Getty Images for TIDAL

It’s only the end of March, but Nicki Minaj has been busy this year: you know, dropping new songs, not truly beefing with Remy Ma—and just last week she broke Aretha Franklin’s record for most Billboard Hot 100 hits by a woman. But apparently the rapper-singer still has time in her schedule to sign to Wilhelmina’s celebrity division and add modeling to her repertoire.


“I love the synergy between my music and how it inspires my fashion. My message is always celebrating your own style,” she told Vogue magazine. “I’m thrilled and honored to have signed with Wilhelmina—they get me.”

Not that Minaj is new to modeling (or stylin’) at all.


She was the face of Roberto Cavalli’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign and turned heads at Paris Fashion Week just earlier this month.

In welcoming her on board, Wilhelmina cited Minaj’s risk-taking styles and her wide recognition in the beauty space.

“We’re thrilled to work alongside Nicki Minaj and her team. She is a style pioneer and an icon,” Bill Wackermann, Wilhelmina’s CEO, said in a press release.

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Breanna! Hi! So happy you get to write about something positive. Also, last night I was real petty about this news. Still feel the same. Nicki looks awesome in clothes and good on her for getting more money. But.....style pioneer?