What red bottoms? | Cardi B partners with Steve Madden for shoe collection

These ain’t expensive! These ain’t red bottoms!! These definitely ain’t bloody shoes!!!

2017’s biggest revelation, Cardi B has landed a major fashion collaboration and it’s not with the red bottoms designer, Christian Louboutin. The record breaking rapper has launched a shoes and sunglasses collection with designer, Steve Madden instead. On Wednesday, she announced the partnership which is a curated collection of her favourite shoe styles from the brand and a video series “Daily Tips with Cardi B” where she will be dishing styling advice.

But should anyone take style advice from Cardi B?

We’ll let her red carpet looks be the answer you need:

That said, the Cardi B x Steve Madden collection will feature items including stiletto heels, bejeweled boots and sunglasses all ranging from $36 to $230. In an interview with Teen Vogue, Bardi speaks on how the collaboration with Steve Madden came to be, “All of this came about because I keep bringing up to my manager, I want to work with brands that are affordable. And are chic but good quality. I don’t want to work with a brand that is like, “Yeah they make shoes,” or “Yeah, they make clothes,” but it’s like…cheap, not good to wear. I’ve always been a fan of Steven Madden. We have a mutual friend, and bam! We connected.”

Although she sang about Christian Louboutin shoes in her breakout single, Bodak Yellow, Cardi B says she grew up craving Steve Madden. “When I was 18 years old. It was around wintertime, and I had a turtleneck dress. There was a pair of thigh-high boots in a suede material, and I really, really wanted to wear them with the dress. I made my boyfriend at the time buy them for me. They were around $200. I always wanted those shoes and I got them“, she said.

See photos from the collaboration:

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