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Nicki Minaj Unveils NEW Lavender Lip Color For MAC

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Nicki Minaj is adding a new shade of color to her signature look. MAC Viva Glam helped Nicki brand her pink lips with Pink Friday lipstick and now the partnership is taking it purple.

MAC  and Nicki Minaj just unveiled her new lavender lip color for her solo Mac Viva Glam campaign. Who ever thought Nicki would trade in her signature pink for a shade of purple?  I didn’t see that coming but it’s a good way to keep us on our toes.  MAC announced the news this morning on Twitter:

Going solo in 2013, @NICKIMINAJ’s next Viva Glam Lipstick avail Feb. #BARBZ, you made it trend: #LAVENDERISTHENEWPINK

The lavender shade will hit stores in February. I’m sure hit will fly off the MAC counter just like everything else Nicki puts her name on.


Nicki Minaj Releases Pink Friday Fragrance Commercial

On top of everything else she is doing, Nicki Minaj is taking this time to  push her brand new Pink Friday fragrance for the holiday season. She has done the appearances and photo shoots but what’s promotion without a commercial? Nicki released the official Pink Friday fragrance commercial and it is visually appealing just like everything else she attaches her name to. Nicki’s Pink Friday fragrance can be found now at Macy’s stores nationwide.

Pepsi’s “Live for Now” Commercial featuring Nicki Minaj

Pepsi slightly remixed Nicki Minaj‘s platinum selling single, “Moment 4 Life” for their new commercial. Minaj doesn’t appear in the “Live for Now” commercial until the end but the Pepsi commercial definitely wouldn’t have been the same without her.

“Live for Now,” the overarching campaign, underscores Pepsi’s attempt at re-associating itself with pop culture. The company has a lot riding on the advertisements, as its marquee beverage was recently knocked out of the No. 2 spot, behind Diet Coke (Coke remains the top soda). [SOURCE]

Nicki Minaj’s First Fragrance Due Out This Fall

2012 has already proven itself to be a major year for the Platinum rapper Nicki Minaj. Within a month, Minaj has announced campaign deals with Pepsi, Adidas and now Give Back Brands on top of her other partnerships with M.A.C Cosmetics and OPI Nail Polish.

Give Back Brands and Minaj will partner to launch her first fragrance in department stores this fall. Give Back Brands LLC is the same company that is behind Justin Beiber’s popular “Someday” scent so Minaj is in good hands.

“I am so excited about my fragrance debut, and am proud to partner with Give Back Brands for such a personal project,” said the “Starships” hitmaker. “I have always been a huge fan of great fragrances; this is yet another extension of my creative expression and I can’t wait to share it with the world. I designed this scent and bottle with my Barbz in mind; I know they will love it!” [SOURCE]

Nicki Minaj is becoming a role model business woman as she will be involved in every aspect of her fragrance which includes development, packaging and advertising.

“Signing Nicki Minaj was a simple decision; her talent and extensive reach present a platform with tremendous global opportunity,” added Paul West, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Give Back Brands. “This partnership will further strengthen Give Back Brands’ portfolio of fragrances, and continues to build upon our overall vision of collaborating with top artists to create world-class products that will ultimately make a difference.” [SOURCE]

The Roman Reloaded rapper is always all over the place with her style, I can’t imagine what direction she is going to go in with this fragrance. Sweet or Spicy? I can imagine a little bit of both. Either way, I can’t wait to pick it up!

Nicki Minaj Inks New Deal with Pepsi

It’s no secret that Nicki Minaj is making BIG bucks. Minaj is a deal inking pro and has already signed on the dotted line for OPI, MAC, Mattel and now Pepsi.

Minaj recently signed a multimillion dollar deal  with Pepsi to become the face of a new Pepsi beverage.  A commercial for the new beverage will debut with the actual drink to follow within the next few months. Derek Jackson, the Glue agency chief who developed the deal said, “That’ll be a segue into a new beverage Pepsi has, called ‘Pop,’ and she’ll be the face of the brand … it’s going to be explosive.”

See [Forbes] for more!

Nicki Minaj + Ricky Martin on MAC Press Tour

Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin have been on press tour promoting a HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign created by mega beauty brand MAC Cosmetics. The two new VIVA GLAM ambassadors stopped at Good Morning America and Live! With Kelly to briefly talk about the cause, their MAC partnership, the dynamic between the two and upcoming projects for each of them. Also the pair graced the powder pink carpet at a launch party for the line.

Peep a video of the 2 at Live! With Kelly below:

and a BTS video from the campaign shoot:

Nicki Minaj + Mattel for Charity Barbie Doll Replica

After all the free press rap honey Nicki Minaj has given Mattel, the two have FINALLY teamed up for an actual Barbie replica. Nicki busted out of the gate rocking huge Barbie chains, colorful wigs and pretty in pink lipstick. In addition to her beloved Barbie image, her very loyal fans quickly became an army of “Barbz and Kens”.  Now Nicki and Mattel have an official relationship and she has a Barbie of her own.

On Wednesday December 7th, a one-of-a-kind Nicki Minaj Barbie doll will be available for auction on Bids will start at $1,000 and will be received until December 19th. All proceeds will benefit Project Angel Food, which provides food for men, women and children affected by AIDS and HIV. Minaj joins Carol Channing, Rachel Zoe and Janet Jackson all of which who have also had Barbies made for the charity.

“Barbie is obviously a pop culture icon. She’s been in the spotlight for over 50 years, and strikes that chord with girls of all ages in terms of being representative of the times. And Nicki is a big part of pop culture and also huge within the fashion industry, as well as a big Barbie fan,” says Stefani Yocky, a Barbie spokeswoman.

Nicki told Billboard, “this is a very major moment for me”. I would have to say I agree. Her brand has come full circle and not many people can say that.

VS Fashion Show Recap: Nicki Minaj, Kanye West & Jay-Z

Wednesday evening, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show aired on CBS with no shortage of sparkle, pink and angel wings. Nicki Minaj pranced up and down the extremely long runway performing her hit single “Super Bass”. Just in case you missed it, watch the performance below.

Kanye West also performed at the Fashion Show but first explained how he was supposed to perform “Stronger” in 2007 before his mother passed. After his slight throwback performance he surprised the audience by bringing out his other half, Jay-Z. The power duo performed “Paris” to a standing crowd. Watch both performances below.

Minaj & Martin for MAC Charity Campaign 2012

Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin pose for MAC Cosmetic’s charity 2012 campaign. The promo shots were photographed by David LaChapelle and the shoot was all the about the new lip colors. The new lipsticks, which will be called VivaGlam Nicki and VivaGlam Ricky, will come in two very cute shades of pink. 100% of the sales will be donated to help fight HIV/AIDS. According to MAC, the charity has already raised $224 million since it launched in 1994.

Other faces of this campaign include Lady Gaga, Fergie, Naomi Campbell, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Evangelista.

Nicki Minaj for OPI

Young Money’s First Lady, Nicki Minaj teamed up with nail polish super brand OPI Nail Lacquer for her very own collection. The Nicki Minaj Collection from OPI features 6 fun colors, all named after songs from her debut album, Pink Friday. The collection will be available for purchase in 2012.

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