Fashion Face-Off: Lil Kim vs. Nicki Minaj in New York

Fashion Face-Off: Lil Kim vs. Nicki Minaj in New York

The arch rivals were both in New York this week for stylish affairs, who shut the city down with her look?

Published February 16, 2012

(Photos from left: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, Theo Wargo/WireImage)

Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj both descended on New York (February 15) to make rounds at style-centered events in the city.

Nicki started the day off with appearances on both Good Morning America and Live With Kelly alongside Ricky Martin to spread the word about their MAC Viva Glam campaign. The femcee modeled a body-hugging “Mod Colorblock Mesh Dress” from Forever 21 ($27.80) that she matched with a Chanel purse.

Later that evening Nicki switched into a pink and preppy Nanette Lepore dress suit with matching caged heels and headed down to 37 Studios to celebrate the launch of the newest Viva Glam line, which donates 100 percent of its profits to the MAC AIDS Fund.

Meanwhile, Lil Kim made a rare appearance at New York Fashion Week and caused a frenzy when she popped up at the Blonds show at Milk Studios. The Queen B got jazzy — and surprisingly covered up — in a nude, embellished turtleneck layered with a fur shrug, belted white skirt and nude peep-toe pumps to watch the label’s gem-encrusted designs go down the runway.

Thankfully, the rival rappers never bumped into each other while they were out and about, although Kim kept their feud ablaze during a late-night appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. When asked what she thought about the Young Money star’s controversial Grammy-night performance Kim shrugged and told host Andy Cohen, “I’m pretty sure I’m thinking what everyone else is thinking,” and added, "If you have to make a song called 'Stupid Hoe,' you must be a stupid hoe.”


Since Kim started it (again)
we have to throw them in the fashion ring: who won with their New York style? Vote now! always gives you the latest fashion and beauty trends, tips and news. We are committed to bringing you the best of Black lifestyle and celebrity culture.


(Photos from left:, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, Bravo, Theo Wargo/WireImage)

Written by Nakisha Williams


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