Nicki Minaj performs onstage at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Photo: Frederick M. Brown (Getty Images for BET)

Here at The Glow Up, we’re crazy for fashion, but rapper Nicki Minaj clearly has us beat—by a mile. The artist, who recently told Elle magazine “All I do is wear Chanel,” had a Christmas morning moment in July when gifts arrived from the famed French fashion house, filled with as-yet-to-be released goodies from its Fall-Winter 2018 collection.


As documented for the ‘gram (with butterfly filters, of course—because life simply isn’t complete without them), Minaj squeals, grunts and screams with delight while ripping into her bag and boxes like a small child, revealing a sheepskin-and-leather bag from the label as one of several gifts she’s received.

No word on the generous sender, but one guess might be Minaj’s new bestie, creative director of Chanel Karl Lagerfeld, who photographed Minaj for Elle—and stirred up some race-based debate in the process.


Clearly, the controversy didn’t dampen Minaj’s enthusiasm for the brand. Dare we say this is the most entertaining performance we’ve seen from her in some time?

“Thank you ... you know the way to a Barbie’s [heart],” she writes. With mixed reviews on her latest offering, are non-musical moments like these the way back into ours?

Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door. Minneapolis born, Chicago bred, New York built. Nuance is her superpower.

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