I know you’ve seen the “Anaconda” video. The whole world has seen the “Anaconda” video. And while the music video blew up the Internet for a number of different reasons that had absolutely nothing to do with sneakers, we can’t sit here and say that Nicki Minaj didn’t kill it with her shoes.
In a couple of the video’s most iconic scenes, the recently-turned 32-year-old is seen rocking a couple of nice pairs of Air Jordans, nearly outshining Drake in the process and forcing sneaker websites to take notice…and in turn forcing Internet commentators to spew things like “who’s looking at the shoes, though?!?!”
Well, some of us were.
Today, Nicki’s new album The Pinkprint dropped, further emphasizing her status as the queen of hip-hop, a rapper who’s had virtually unparalleled and consistent buzz since she first stormed onto the scene in 2010 with the single, “Your Love.” Now a worldwide icon and pop culture legend, Nicki is obviously known for her style, which centers around tight dresses, sexy outfits, and high heels. But she does have some legit street cred as a sneakerhead, often rocking shoes throughout the years in videos and out and about. Remember that time she got caught waltzing around in the Air Jordan VI, the OG colorway? Yeah, that outfit was SUPER loud, probably too loud for most sneakerheads. But the shoes were on point.
To celebrate the release of her new album, we’re zoning in on some of Nicki’s “assets” that you normally wouldn’t associate with her. These are Nicki Minaj’s 7 Best Sneaker Moments.
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