Anna Wintour is already super cool for the obvious reasons: She's the authority on American style, the gatekeeper of fashion's Bible and was the supposed (read: actual) subject of the hit book-turned-movie "The Devil Wears Prada."
But the powerful editirix isn't only inspiring former ticked-off assistants, she's made her way into the song lyrics of two of Hip-Hop's biggest stars: Kanye West and Nicki Minaj.
Wednesday night West debuted a track called "Theraflu" off his upcoming solo album. In the song the rapper-cum-fashion designer talks about dining with Ms. Wintour (and "racin'" with Polish model Anja Rubik--most likely referring to the go-kart party following his fashion show last month).
Dinner with Anna Wintour, racin’ wit’ Anja Rubik / I told you ma’fuckers it was more than the music / In the projects one day to Project Runway
Ooo la la! We're bursting with questions: When was said dinner? What did they eat? Did Anna critique his clothing collections? Will Kanye appear in an upcoming issue of Vogue or better yet, will Anna make a cameo in one of Ye's music videos?
Oh yeah, West also admits in the song to falling in love with Kim Kardashian and he boasts about those pricey Giuseppe Zanotti sandals he's been hawking: “$6,000 pair of shoes / we made it to the Paris news /Don’t talk about style, ‘cause I embarrass you."
As for Nicki's song "Come On A Cone" she references (at the .31 sec mark) her bizarre front row encounter with Wintour during New York Fashion Week last September.
When I'm sitting with Anna, I'm really sitting with Anna / Ain't a metaphor punchline, I'm really sitting with Anna / Front row at Oscar de la Renta, posture / Ain't a b*tch that could do it, not even my imposter
We're hoping these tracks make it onto Anna's iPod--it's fun to think of her privately jammin to the personalized beats. Not that she needs anymore evidence of her far-reaching influence--but it certainly gives her plenty of street cred.
In celebration of Hip-Hop's fancy new muse, here's a collection of our favorite songs with fashion designer shout outs.