Nicki Minaj Calls Out Shoe Designer Giuseppe Zanotti On Twitter

Rapper Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to call out shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti for the use of her name and "disrespect."

Back in 2011 Zanotti released high-top “Nicki” sneakers in 23 different versions which were directly inspired by the rapper and singer, but the Italian designer has apparently denied requests by Nicki to work on a capsule line together.

The rapper wrote on Twitter: "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".

"I met #GiuseppeZanotti years ago," she continued. "At which time, he told me I inspired him to design a sneaker in my honor. Wore them on the cover of Cosmo. Recently when he gave other artists capsule collections, my agency reached out and was told they're not taking our call. Just go on Google, you'll see all the different pairs he's named after me. Lil black girl can inspire u but ain't worth a collection my n--?"

She then went on to tweet, "RunMeMyCHECK #GiuseppeWhatsGood I got time today," Nicki said. "Barbz trend this cuz he gon learn today. The racism & disrespect won't b tolerated."
Within minutes, #GiuseppeWhatsGood was trending worldwide on Twitter.

-Devashree Goenka