Somebody please run and tell Giuseppe to cut Nicki a check before she makes him one of her ‘sons’…
There are two things in life I’d say people hate to waste: Their time and their money. And from the looks of Nicki Minaj’s latest feud with Giuseppe Zanotti, I’m guessing the Queen Barbz feels the same way.
Last night the raptress took to Twitter and Instagram to break her silence on feelings she’s had towards the Italian shoe designer in regards to him using her stage name to collect coins while cutting her out of any possible shoe deals along the way.
In a lengthy twitter rant, Nicki posted:
“This is wonderful. # GiuseppeZanotti seems to think it’s ok to name his sneakers after me but his PR says they won’t take our call. I met #GiuseppeZanotti years ago at which time, he told me I inspired him to design a sneaker in my honor. Wore them on the cover of Cosmo. Recently when he gave other artists capsule collections, my agency reached out and was told they're not taking our call. Just go on Google, you'll see all the different pairs he's named after me. Lil black girl can inspire u but ain't worth a collection my n--? RunMeMyCHECK #GiuseppeWhatsGood I got time today. Barbz trend this cuz he gon learn today. The racism & disrespect won't b tolerated."
And trend they did! Immediately after the posts went up the twitter floodgates burst open with fans retweeting her posts and adding comical commentary of their own which she ended up retweeting.
Later Nicki shared with fans that it wasn’t all about the money but about the lack of respect. “Don’t care about the money,” she posted. “It’s just the disrespect. You’re not taking MY call? Lol. Give some money to charity in my name or smthn.”
Word must’ve finally made its way around to Giuseppe and team, thanks to the trending hashtag #GiuseppeWhatsGood, because soon afterwards the shoe site removed all traces of footwear named after the entertainer.
And Nicki’s response? Seemingly unbothered.
After a few hours of joking with fans about the shoe beef Nicki ended the night on a positive note sending out encouraging messages of female empowerment, and the importance of women speaking up on equality in their respective workplaces.
“Women are always shamed by others when speaking up in the workplace. That’s why women cont. to earn less. Jada spoke up & Oscars madeAchange. Scarlett spoke on her pay vs. her male co-stars & was shamed by other women as well. WakeUp! This is our work place! Just like u have yours!”
For the full tweet commentary click here.