Nicki Minaj Congratulates Zendaya On Her Empowering New Barbie

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Earlier this year, Fashion Police host Giulana Rancic landed in hot water after remarks she made over Zendaya's hair at the Oscars, saying "I feel like she smells like patchouli oil and weed".

It was only a week ago that Mattel announced that it was working on a one-of-a-kind Zendaya Coleman Barbie, and the first look at the finished product is already here.

Zendaya's new Barbie received a lot of praise from fans and celebrities like Nicki Minaj.

Despite the perceived conflict, as usual Zendaya chose to take the high road, and now any mention of the Zendaya's doll also includes mention of Minaj's response. times have changed,"the 19-year-old singer captioned a side-by-side photo of herself and the doll". Continue to be proud of yourself girls, "the "Anaconda" rapper wrote".

Zendaya blasted Rancic's comments on Twitter as "not only a large stereotype but outrageously offensive". "Now there is a Barbie wearing a look that I actually styled!!" her other stylist Luxury Law wrote.

Actress  singer Zendaya arrives at the Barbie Rock 'n Royals concert experience benefiting VH1 Save The Music Foundation at the Hollywood Palladium

In an interview with Yahoo this month, Zendaya explained what the new Barbie doll means to her. "Let her have her moment without advertising yours".

The iconic toymaker honored the actress at the Rock 'N Royals concert benefitting VH1's Save The Music Foundation in Los Angeles on Saturday.


A Barbie doll of a former Disney starlet has made its red carpet debut. Only thing is that Nicki's congrats message accompanied a photo of her own Barbie that was released in 2011.