Afford the look, bitch.
Word coming from Irv Gotti that the Bronx rapper has signed a deal with Steve Madden. “Cardi is so dope and a pleasure to work with. She makes it easy to root for her. And I believe this collaboration with Cardi and Steve [Madden] is gonna make everyone lots of money,” wrote Gotti under an Instagram image showing himself and Madden.
On her own Instagram feed, Cardi uploaded a video in which she appears to be in the midst of a photo shoot. Wearing skin-tight, over-the-knee black boots, Cardi says, “Steve Madden, bitch. You thought they were Balenciaga but they not! Afford the look, bitch.”
In another image labeled “Bardi x Steve Madden,” the 25-year-old rapper wore blue sunglasses, leading me to believe she’s creating a capsule that includes both shoes and accessories.
An ambassador for Fashion Nova, Cardi has long been a proponent of mixing high and low fashion. Thus, partnering with Steve Madden, which is known for selling lower-priced fashionable footwear, makes perfect sense.