Friday, September 30, 2011 at 12:30 p.m.
What's that chained around Nicki Minaj's neck?
Oh, just a hot pink chicken wing.
In her latest publicity-fueling move, the hip-hop star wore the piece o' poultry to the iHeartRadio Festival last weekend. The Internet proceeded to go pollo loco
, and everyone
(hyperbole) needed to know: Who made it and how do I get one?
The necklace was created Onch of OnchMovement
, a Los Angeles-based jewelry line known for its edgy, outrageous, mostly food-inspired pieces. The Taiwan native started the company when an M&M necklace he made was purchased off his neck.
He called Minaj "a true trend-setter and the perfect muse." In response to the sentiment that wearing fried chicken may feed the African American stereotype
, Onch said by email, "Thats absurd! Pink fried chicken is Barbie food! Perfectly fit for a 'Barbz.'"
(If anyone cooler than me wants to translate that, please do!)
Onch says he makes pieces based on what he likes to eat. The current collection
includes a bacon bracelet, the "meat-lace," and banana necklaces in a multitude of colors, all non-edible in case you were wondering. Items in the works are "top secret," but don't worry, he says. "There's so much more magic to come!"