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Did Nicki Minaj COPY & PASTE A Designer's Look For Fashion Week?

Earlier this week, Nicki made Fashion Week headlines when she was photographed sitting next to Anna Wintour during the Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 show. She wore a colorful rainbow, shoulder padded dress completely covered in neon pom-poms. The fashion world went crazy about Nicki's originality.  BUT.. was it a blatant rip off of another designer Nicki was previously working with?

 

Deets inside...

According to reports, Nicki's colorful pom pom top was a blatant copy of an up and coming designer, Jessica Rodgers, who has worked with Teen Vogue, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and others.

Rodgers says she sent Nicki Minaj's stylists pictures of her designs so they could possibly collaborate, but they never responded. After seeing photos of the YMCMB rapstress in (allegedly) her publicized designs, all she could do was cry because she was so devastated. She says:

“When I saw the photos, I was in tears. I’ve worked very hard to make my dream of being a fashion designer come true. I have built contacts with Teen Vogue, Gaga, Katy Perry, and Marina and the Diamonds has worn my garments. [Now,] I feel like everything has crumbled down…I am very upset by the fact that she was sitting next to Anna Wintour. I admire Anna Wintour very much and I was hoping that one day she would see my garments and it would be the first time that she would see Puff Balls used as i use them.”


 

There's always three sides to every story.  And Nicki has yet to speak on this.  So you decide. Who's to blame? Nicki? Her stylists?

Here's some more of Jessica's designs HERE.

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Anonymous's picture

Both are hideous and tacky.

Both are hideous and tacky. Ugh!
moonjunepearl's picture

my question is...so who did

my question is...so who did design the costume that Nicki wore?...i think this is a publicity stunt and that Nicki is wearing the alleged designers work...
love jah's picture

Thank you !!!! God it looks

Thank you !!!! God it looks like miss Natasha doesnt know much about the fashion world...FAMOUS PEOPLE WEAR designers clothess !! #duuhhh ! and you make a whole post about it ?? #SMH
Anonymous's picture

copy cats will not be

copy cats will not be celebrated but still love me some minaj doe *kanye shrug*
Sakizzle's picture

copy cats ill not be

copy cats ill not be celebrated but still love me some minaj doe *kanye shrug*
Sakizzle's picture

the dumbing down of

the dumbing down of america--here's proof: i know a 60 year old woman who thinks this young lady is the s**t-- when young meets old, it ain't never pretty! enough said..... by her expressions, i don't think minaj is too happy with all this get-up crap.... won't do anything for her in terms of longevity;in other words, GROW UP! you don't have to look like an idiot to be relevant!!!
minerva's picture

Nicki's outfit looked dumb.

Nicki's outfit looked dumb. And it would've looked better if she wore the damn Pom Pom dress. At least the dress looked more fashionable. Nicki's outfit just looked like she pulled a bunch of stuff out of her closet and threw it on. This is actually one outfit Nicki has worn that I think is seriously not cute at all. I'm suprised it was a styled look! I like how nicki usually dresses but she may need to hire a new stylist.
Beautyisanopinion's picture

The damn stylist!!!!!!

The damn stylist!!!!!!
sallyone's picture

SHE IS PRETT BUT ALL THAT

SHE IS PRETT BUT ALL THAT STUPID SHIT MAKE HER LOOK LIKE A DAMN FOOL I BLAME HER AND HER STYLIST FOR THIS ISH. IF SHE WOULD HAVE WORN IT LIKE THE MODLE WELL WITH BLACK OR SOMETHING MORE SIMPLE INSTEAD OF ALL THAT EXTRA SHIT IT WOULDNT BE SO BAD. IM OVER THIS BUBBLE BUTT RAINBOW HOE LOL SHE MAKE HERSEKF LOOK DESPRATE SMH
BARBIES FAKE LOL's picture

Poor Nicki, trying so hard to

Poor Nicki, trying so hard to stay relevant. Both outfits are ridiculous and she looks ridiculous in it!
Anonymous's picture

so Nicki stole the

so Nicki stole the design...surrre I bet she had nothing better to do than sit at home with a glue gun and puffs. The "designer" should get over herself, I highly doubt her lil letters ever got to Nicki personally. For all the artist knew the person who dressed her WAS the orginal designer. If she has a bone to pick do it with whomever designed the jacket, not with the person who wore it. She is just trying to get her 15 secs of fame. *sidenote* who knew you could even trademark a cottonball smh keep reaching sunshine.
The New Mrs K's picture

Poor Nicki, trying so hard to

Poor Nicki, trying so hard to stay relevant. Both outfits are ridiculous and she looks ridiculous in it!
Anonymous's picture

Both outfits are absolutely

Both outfits are absolutely horrendoous! Nicki Minaj looks like a clown! I am really getting tired of your gimmick. Barbie's are cute this chick is a true clown. Between this and that MTV VMA get up I just am lose for words!
Anonymous's picture

Poor Nicki, trying so hard to

Poor Nicki, trying so hard to stay relevant. Both outfits are ridiculous and she looks ridiculous in it!
Anonymous's picture

whoever designed Nikki's

whoever designed Nikki's get-up stole the "design", not Nikki herself.
Anonymous's picture

*Nicki But I agree..what's

*Nicki But I agree..what's all this 'poor nicki' talk? When she start designing clothes? :/ ..not even sure she knows how to dress herself.
Philia's picture

those outfits are nothing

those outfits are nothing alike. they both just use pompoms. by this designer's logic, only one designer could every use silk, or sequins, or glitter. get over yourself and your asinine arguments.
Anonymous's picture

Whom ever made nikki's stole

Whom ever made nikki's stole the orginal designer's concept, seeing as "cotton balls" aren't common in clothing designs u ccant compare them to fabris such as silf, cotton or lace I can almost guarantee u don't own a dress with colorful pompom attached in patterns unless u were born in the 60's. So I would. Call her argument asinine.
Anonymous's picture

Whom ever made nikki's stole

Whom ever made nikki's stole the orginal designer's concept, seeing as "cotton balls" aren't common in clothing designs u ccant compare them to fabris such as silf, cotton or lace I can almost guarantee u don't own a dress with colorful pompom attached in patterns unless u were born in the 60's. So I would. Call her argument asinine.
Anonymous's picture

Nicki is such a pretty lady,

Nicki is such a pretty lady, but those wigs MUST DEPART THE PREMISES AND NOW!!! LOL
Happy Lady's picture

http://url7.me/kVh4

http://url7.me/kVh4
retew's picture

They're both ugly so who

They're both ugly so who cares. Celebs "swagger jack" all the damn time.
RRR's picture

She looks like an effing

She looks like an effing idiot.
badgirl's picture

She looks like a effing

She looks like a effing idiot.
badgirl's picture

I'm not gonna be anonymous.

I'm not gonna be anonymous. Nicki and her stylists KNEW what they were doing. either work with that designer or not BUT do not 'bite their style' PIT E FUL!!!
Eric malone's picture

Eric you are 100% correct!

Eric you are 100% correct!
Anonymous's picture

Icki Gahbage looks a hot

Icki Gahbage looks a hot tacky mess. I can't stand this fake, stealing azz broad. All she does is jack peoples ideas. I can empathize with the designer feeling hurt over this. The dress looks somewhat artsy and authentic. Whereas Gahbages ensemble looks tacky and all over the damn place. She needs to have a seat with her non-rapping azz.
80'sBaby's picture

POINT BLANK NICKI IS WACK, SO

POINT BLANK NICKI IS WACK, SO WE CAN'T EXPECT NOTHING MORE FROM HER SHE IS SUPER CORNY AND SO IS HER MUSIC I WISH SHE WOULD JUST EVAPORATE
wolfprada's picture

who gives a shit she looks a

who gives a shit she looks a mess anyway. i swear the industry is involved in some black magic shit if they think the mess nicki has on is fashion forward. u dont have to look like a fuckin fool and throw any kinda clothes on to look "original" an artist like rihanna is a true trend setter and a style icon.....she has never looked like a damn fool like nicki or gaga! and this is lady gagas shit!! she wants to be lady gaga sooooo bad. nicki wouldnt kno a damn thing about original i dont care what u annoying loser barbie stans say lil kim has done everything nicki is doing now end of story. this shit is not fashion!!! therefore no one should even care
litebrite's picture

LOL you had me until you lied

LOL you had me until you lied and said Rihanna was stylish and fashion forward. Rihanna, like Lady CaCa, Katy Perry and this chick here, are all walking fashion disasters on any given day. These so called artist's style and music are both sub-par. I'm with whoever said the industry must be practicing "white" magic, voodoo or smoking dope. These fashions are horrible!
Anonymous's picture

whhaaaaat are you kidding?!?

whhaaaaat are you kidding?!? lol rihanna is stylish! shes def a fashion/beauty icon everything she wears she makes it look fab. she doesnt have to wear shitty wild clothes to get noticed.....what about rihanna is not fashion forward? shes known for her wonderful style cuz it damn sure aint her wonderful singing. she has set so many trends its crazy!!! she aint stylish to you forreal!??? thats crazy
litebrite's picture

dont forget all the fashion

dont forget all the fashion magazine covers rih rih has booked...plus her new armani ads. rihanna is well known and respected in the fashion game you cant deny that.
Anonymoustoo's picture

this is not "fashion" ....

this is not "fashion" .... looks like they both fell in a box of melted crayola crayons and cotton balls
Anonymous's picture

you sound real stupid right

you sound real stupid right now talking about anna wintour, but i know why , because you are ghetto so i do understand, ghetto chick ''SHUT THE FUCK UP'' HOW BOUT THAT
wolfprada's picture

SWAGGER JACKER #1!

SWAGGER JACKER #1! Unfortunately you cannot claim rights to fashion as it is not technically considered art - which is ridiculous. Sorry.
Stacey's picture

Even though I don't like

Even though I don't like Nikki I blame her because who would send there Ish to the Biggest swagger jacker in the industry
Anonymous's picture

WHOEVER STOLE IT OR WHERE

WHOEVER STOLE IT OR WHERE EVER THE ORIGINAL IDEA CAME FROM NICKY IS WEARING IT AND IS THE PUBLIC FIGURE SO SHE WILL GET BLAMED FOR IT!! imagine if you were a designer and proud of your work and it was stolen despite how ugly or tacky it is you would be hurt and pissed also. Nicky has always been weird and tacky but regardless of the mess she wears do you really think she is creative enuff to put these pieces together herself off the top of her head...HELL NAW!!! ALL THESE ARTISTS THATS TRYING TO BE DIFFERENT AND SOOO CREATIVE ARE THIEVES...AND THINK WE AS THE PUBLIC ARE TOO STUPID TO NOTICE!!! BUT THEN AGAIN DOES IT MATTER BECUS YOU CRAZED STANS WILL STILL SUPPORT THEM AND TELL EVERYBODY THAT THE OTHER ARTIST IS STEALING FROM THEM...GTFOH!!!
NOBODY'S STAN's picture

This is nothing new . Nicki

This is nothing new . Nicki is a fake SWAGGER JACKING Kim clone clown. Look what she did to Kim, this episode is no different. Why won't ppl see that there is nothing original about Nicki & it never will be. She's a fraud & her team is evil.
Anonymous's picture

This is nothing new . Nicki

This is nothing new . Nicki is a fake SWAGGER JACKING Kim clone clown. Look what she did to Kim, this episode is no different. Why won't ppl see that there is nothing original about Nicki & it never will be. She's a fraud & her team is evil.
Anonymous's picture

This is nothing new . Nicki

This is nothing new . Nicki is a fake SWAGGER JACKING Kim clone clown. Look what she did to Kim, this episode is no different. Why won't ppl see that there is nothing original about Nicki & it never will be. She's a fraud & her team is evil.
Anonymous's picture

THIS OUTFIT WAS THE UGLIEST

THIS OUTFIT WAS THE UGLIEST CRAP NICKI HAS EVER WORN!!
Anonymous's picture

First of all...both those

First of all...both those outfits are ugly. Lol I wouldn't be caught dead in anything you could find in the arts and crafts section of walmart lol...secondly, being a designer myself, I can understand jessica's hurt when she saw this...especially after she TRIED to work with her...I'm not speaking on nicki because she's already made a fool of herself by wearin that so she has her punishment lol and I'm so over her its not even funny..she's a walkin joke...but the designer who did this knew about the original so I find it unethical that they would do this, but the unfortunate thing about the fashion industry is that designs cannot be copywritten or trademarked so anyone just looking at the picture has the right to re-create it by law so eventhough its ethically wrong, legally there's nothing you can do. Sketches and pictures however, can be copywritten...just putting my 2 cents in :).
cocosayz's picture

First of all...both those

First of all...both those outfits are ugly. Lol I wouldn't be caught dead in anything you could find in the arts and crafts section of walmart lol...secondly, being a designer myself, I can understand jessica's hurt when she saw this...especially after she TRIED to work with her...I'm not speaking on nicki because she's already made a fool of herself by wearin that so she has her punishment lol and I'm so over her its not even funny..she's a walkin joke...but the designer who did this knew about the original so I find it unethical that they would do this, but the unfortunate thing about the fashion industry is that designs cannot be copywritten or trademarked so anyone just looking at the picture has the right to re-create it by law so eventhough its ethically wrong, legally there's nothing you can do. Sketches and pictures however, can be copywritten...just putting my 2 cents in :).
cocosayz's picture

First of all...both those

First of all...both those outfits are ugly. Lol I wouldn't be caught dead in anything you could find in the arts and crafts section of walmart lol...secondly, being a designer myself, I can understand jessica's hurt when she saw this...especially after she TRIED to work with her...I'm not speaking on nicki because she's already made a fool of herself by wearin that so she has her punishment lol and I'm so over her its not even funny..she's a walkin joke...but the designer who did this knew about the original so I find it unethical that they would do this, but the unfortunate thing about the fashion industry is that designs cannot be copywritten or trademarked so anyone just looking at the picture has the right to re-create it by law so eventhough its ethically wrong, legally there's nothing you can do. Sketches and pictures however, can be copywritten...just putting my 2 cents in :).
cocosayz's picture

First of all...both those

First of all...both those outfits are ugly. Lol I wouldn't be caught dead in anything you could find in the arts and crafts section of walmart lol...secondly, being a designer myself, I can understand jessica's hurt when she saw this...especially after she TRIED to work with her...I'm not speaking on nicki because she's already made a fool of herself by wearin that so she has her punishment lol and I'm so over her its not even funny..she's a walkin joke...but the designer who did this knew about the original so I find it unethical that they would do this, but the unfortunate thing about the fashion industry is that designs cannot be copywritten or trademarked so anyone just looking at the picture has the right to re-create it by law so eventhough its ethically wrong, legally there's nothing you can do. Sketches and pictures however, can be copywritten...just putting my 2 cents in :).
cocosayz's picture

First of all...both those

First of all...both those outfits are ugly. Lol I wouldn't be caught dead in anything you could find in the arts and crafts section of walmart lol...secondly, being a designer myself, I can understand jessica's hurt when she saw this...especially after she TRIED to work with her...I'm not speaking on nicki because she's already made a fool of herself by wearin that so she has her punishment lol and I'm so over her its not even funny..she's a walkin joke...but the designer who did this knew about the original so I find it unethical that they would do this, but the unfortunate thing about the fashion industry is that designs cannot be copywritten or trademarked so anyone just looking at the picture has the right to re-create it by law so eventhough its ethically wrong, legally there's nothing you can do. Sketches and pictures however, can be copywritten...just putting my 2 cents in :).
cocosayz's picture

First of all...both those

First of all...both those outfits are ugly. Lol I wouldn't be caught dead in anything you could find in the arts and crafts section of walmart lol...secondly, being a designer myself, I can understand jessica's hurt when she saw this...especially after she TRIED to work with her...I'm not speaking on nicki because she's already made a fool of herself by wearin that so she has her punishment lol and I'm so over her its not even funny..she's a walkin joke...but the designer who did this knew about the original so I find it unethical that they would do this, but the unfortunate thing about the fashion industry is that designs cannot be copywritten or trademarked so anyone just looking at the picture has the right to re-create it by law so eventhough its ethically wrong, legally there's nothing you can do. Sketches and pictures however, can be copywritten...just putting my 2 cents in :).
cocosayz's picture

A HOT MESS both of them...

A HOT MESS both of them... REALLY??? You want to address "Nikki the Clown!" about a design. Fashion and Foolury does not belong on the same stage. I would have moved if I saw this Clown coming to sit next to me. Being an attention whore is just not what it is cracked up to be. If the designer wants to be taken seriously, she should press forward and stop wasting time on this NON ISSUE! Nikki the Clown - Bozo sister - Really? :)
Anonymous's picture

Fashion and Foolery... my own

Fashion and Foolery... my own correction.
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