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Nicki Minaj features Indonesian designer’s work in latest music video

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Jakarta  /  Wed, April 26, 2017  /  12:48 pm
Nicki Minaj features Indonesian designer’s work in latest music video

Nicki Minaj not only used a mask designed by Rinaldy Yunardi in her latest music video, the rapper also mentioned his creation on her Instagram account. (Invision/AP/Matt Sayles)

Rinaldy Yunardi scored another international achievement for Indonesia, as his design was used by rapper and singer Nicki Minaj in No Frauds, her latest music video featuring Drake and Lil Wayne.

A golden, caged mask decorated with rose gold pearls and designed by Rinaldy was not only used by Minaj, but also mentioned by her in an Instagram post.

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On Sunday, Rinaldy told Antara that Hong Kong-based PR agency, The Clique, contacted him in early April regarding a request to design a mask for a client who preferred to remain anonymous.

He added that the task was quite challenging as he could create whatever he wanted. Out of three designs he created, one was later chosen by the client.

“When the music video was released, my PR agency sent me a message,” said Rinaldy, adding that he was very happy to find out that the client was Minaj.

“I'm very happy that she acknowledges and appreciates my design by saying [that it] ‘represent Indonesia’"

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Rinaldy has also designed a pair of shoes for Katy Perry.

"It was a different experience as I was given a mood board [to create the shoes]." 

The designer, whose works have also been used by several Asian artists, including Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok, hopes that he will be able to design items for more prominent artists, like Madonna and Beyoncé. (mas/kes)

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