Nicki Minaj and Rita Ora sat tightly next to each other during Versace’s star-studded and super-colorful 2019 Spring Summer collection at Milan Fashion Week last night. Not only did a collection of stars show up as spectators to the event, but the runway also had a who’s who of current models, including Irina Shayk, Shalom Harlow, Kaia Gerber, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner.
But given how carefully Donatella Versace controls everything at her big shows — including the placement of audience members in seats — Nicki and Rita sitting next to each other was interesting and not likely an accident. Earlier, in an interview with Capital FM about her upcoming album, Phoenix, Rita talked about a “massive rap feature” that she was “finalizing” with a big-name rapper; the Capital FM hosts assumed Rita meant Eminem, but she could just as easily have meant Nicki …
We have a gallery of looks from the show below, as well as video of the full runway show and some clips of Rita and Nicki interacting together in the front row.
(Image sources: Youtube and the Instagram accounts of Versace, Nicki Minaj and Gigi Hadid)