There are only a few places, really, where one can suitably meet a queen. An award's show, perhaps? On the red carpet? For sure! On a TV show? Why not? These and more are the perfect places to suddenly be in the presence of one of the most iconic artists of our time. But what about a luxury designer store? Why that's just perfect!
Who's the queen I met, you might ask? The one and only Nicki Minaj. "Barbz" herself! The one who calls herself the "Megatron." I met her during the official launch of her collaborative fashion line with Fendi. It was held, no less, at the Fendi store along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Talk about fancy, right? Well, as I said, there's no other place worthy to meet a queen that a chapel of luxury. And filled with stuff she designer herself? It's difficult to think of a place more suitable!
As expected, she was busy with all the partying and socializing. I was there as a fashion correspondent for a famed publication. But in all honesty, I wriggled my way to get this assignment so I could meet Nicki and get her to sign my "Queen" album cover posters. And you know what? I did just that!
At first, I interviewed her about her new fashion line with Fendi. I was actually thoroughly impressed with how dedicated she was with the collection. Usually, when interviewed celebrities who lent their names to such projects, they don't know a thing about them. It's obvious that they only did it to get their names further out there. But not Barbz! Being the real-life Barbie herself, she loved fashion and knew how to do it. I won't be surprised if this collection sells out in a matter of weeks (though it is quite expensive!).
While we were chatting, I got the sense that she sort of liked me. It may be because, as a human herself, she couldn't believe that an actual fashion journalist was interviewing her about her own fashion line. And since the company I work for is quite renowned in fashion, I may have gotten my meal ticket. And so, after the interview, I tried my luck and asked her to sign my posters. And you know what? She did just that!
I've had some major perks in my life thanks to this job. But in all honesty, it'll be difficult to top that one! Getting Nicki Minaj's autographs is a tick off of my bucket list!
Please note: Our inventory is limited as we may have only received a few posters in total. Most of our items are obtained from film premieres, studios, and from autographed hounds such as the one in the story above.