Nicki Minaj Calls Out Giuseppe Zanotti on Twitter: ‘Racism & Disrespect Won’t Be Tolerated’
Don’t ever try to cross the Queen Barbz. On Friday (Feb. 3), Nicki Minaj went on Twitter and put designer Giuseppe Zanotti on blast for using her name on his sneaker collection.
Apparently, the designer released a low top sneaker called “the Nicki,” which features “pink python-printed leather." As you may know, pink is Minaj’s favorite color.
The rap sensation doesn’t see this as a coincidence and went on a Twitter rant accusing Zanotti of racism and “not breaking bread” with the release of his luxury sneaker.
"This is wonderful. #GiuseppeZanotti seems to think it's ok to name his sneakers after me but his PR says they won't take our call. Lol," Minaj tweeted. #RunMeMyCHECK #GiuseppeWhatsGood I got time today. Barbz trend this cuz he gon learn today. The racism & disrespect won't b tolerated."
"Don't care about the money. It's just the disrespect. You're not taking MY call? Lol. Give some money to charity in my name or smthn," she added. "This isn't a sneaker. Zanotti spoke to me on the first sneaker. But 23 pairs of sneakers later & u still don't wanna break bread?!?! Yikes."
Minaj also got the hashtag #GiuseppeWhatsGood trending on Twitter, so we know that the designer is feeling the heat from her Barbz.
Check out Nicki Minaj's rant below.