We're going to blame the holidays for this, but somehow we missed out on one of the most important fashion events of 2013: the debut of Nicki Minaj's first clothing commercial for her line with Kmart.
The singer has been touting her relationship with the retailer since the Fall, but we just saw the commercial this afternoon thanks to our eagle-eyed friends at MTV Style. In it, Minaj's song "Marilyn Monroe" plays in the background while multiple versions of her are seen trying on pieces from the collection: a formfitting, hot-pink sheath dress hugs her curves while a black-and-yellow skirt and crop-top set expose her toned stomach.
In the end, Minaj's character chooses a black dress with cutouts accented with studs and wears the ensemble on the red carpet. — the ultimate signal that statement-worthy style knows no price bracket. You can see the commercial above and see the collection itself by scrolling down.