Did Nicki Minaj use fashion to throw shade at Tyga discreetly?
Many fans and critics seem to think so — especially after the highly-anticipated release of her newest music video,”Feelin’ Myself” featuring Beyoncé.
In the video, Nicki Minaj is seen wearing a couture jersey with the number 17 and the word “Pervert” printed directly above it.
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Since rapper Tyga is apparently having a heavily criticized relationship with 17-year-old reality star Kylie Jenner, it makes sense why so many people think that Nicki Minaj wore it to aim subtle shade in Tyga’s direction.
Nicki minaj wearing a shirt that says “pervert 17” in that video. She coming for tyga lmaoooooo
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As of right now, neither Nicki Minaj nor Beyonce have come forward to address the rumors about whether or not Nicki’s couture jersey intentionally threw shade at Tyga and Kylie Jenner.
However, it has been confirmed that the “Pervert 17” jersey was not custom-made specifically for Nicki Minaj to wear in the video. On the contrary, the couture jersey is actually a part of the Givenchy Spring 2015 collection — an item which has been available for quite some time now.
— Nicki Minaj Fashion™ (@WhatNickiWears) May 18, 2015
The retail value of the Givenchy jersey is reportedly over $3,000, according to Antonioli.
To say that Nicki Minaj and Tyga have had tension between one another in the past would be a huge understatement.
In an interview with Vibe magazine in October 2014, Tyga slammed both Drake and Nicki Minaj.
“I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me… We were forced together and it was kinda like we were forcing relationships together… I don’t really get along with Nicki.”
There was also a little chaos and shade thrown in reference to Nicki Minaj’s hit single, “Truffle Butter.” Tyga reportedly claimed on Twitter that the hit song was actually his first before it ended up belonging to Nicki.
The “Only” rapper had a chance to clear things up during an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Charlie Sloth back in March.
“The song was on my album, and we don’t know how but it magically ended up in Tyga’s hands, and I told him, ‘That’s my song.’ I told him me and Drake were going to be on it, and low and behold, it leaked with him on it after I told him not to put it out. I thought that was a little bit disrespectful because I had always shown him love.”
Nicki Minaj also claimed that Tyga apologized for his comments and that they were “doing fine” at the time.
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