Yesterday I wrote about Azealia Banks' confirmation that she will perform at the Met Gala next week but according to the New York Post, she wasn't the first choice. Nicki Minaj was reportedly Vogue's first choice of performer but will not perform because her people failed to sign the papers the organizers needed, leading them to call Banks as a replacement.
The news isn't really a surprise. The magazine has made it clear that Minaj is and has been on their radar for a long time but what is most interesting is fashion's love of rap music at the moment. Minaj has appeared on the cover of leading fashion titles like Wonderland and W and performed at the Versace for H&M party last year. As you'll recall, Banks was invited to perform at Karl Lagerfeld's Paris apartment after the Chanel couture show last season and at Kanye West's A/W12 after show party.
Would you have preferred Minaj over Banks?