Whether you’re a certified “Barb” or can’t stand her, Nicki Minaj has been a force to be reckoned with over the last decade and change. Although the Queens, New York native has been linked to high fashion brands, she’s also used the Air Jordan line as part of her image — most notably with the release of her third studio album, “The Pinkprint,” in December 2014.
A specific Grade School-sized pair of the Air Jordan 6 has gone on to be dubbed the “Nicki Minaj” colorway due to its use on the cover for the single, “Anaconda, on the aforementioned album, leading Michael Jordan’s eponymous label to produce several exclusive styles for Minaj and team in the mid-2010s. Recently, rare sneaker collector, English Sole, shared images of an unreleased Air Jordan 6 Low given to Minaj and her circle to honor “The Pinkprint.” A “colorless” leather base sets the stage for era-specific vibrant pink and purple hues, which take on a gradient finish. A silver lace toggle joins the mix, while a direct nod to the platinum-selling album is stamped onto the spine.
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