According to the Grammy-nominated rapper, after the success of her Fendi partnership, she felt compelled to work with Ye in an effort to bring more Black culture to the fashion industry. Unfortunately, Onika says the "Jesus Walks" star turned down her offer out of respect for his now ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
"He was like, 'Well if I did something with you… I think my wife probably wouldn't love that idea because I should be giving that to my wife instead," the "Super Bass" star recounted.
Though she was understanding of his reason, she pointed out that Ye previously spoke about the importance of having more people of color represented in billion-dollar clothing brands.
"We have to be careful that when we put these things out there and when a door is open that we do figure out a way to have another Black face there in that space," she added.
Nevertheless, Nicki Minaj is not hurting for any bags, as she also revealed in the interview that she is launching her own record label and landed a new partnership with Amazon for her popular Queen Radio show.