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Kanye Gives Nicki Fashion Advice

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Well this is surprising.

In a recent interview, Nicki Minaj reveals Kanye West not only acts as her mentor, but also gives her fashion advice.

She tells RWD magazine:

"He's become my mentor, he gives me advice, he hits me, takes random pictures off-line and says, 'Oh this is a good picture of you'. He's really into fashion so he's a good person to have a well-rounded conversation with."

Wonder if Kanye's 19 year old stylist Cassius Clay ever throws his 2 cents into the mix???

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Kanye's Got A New Muse

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And he's a 19 year old former Yale student.

We say former because after Kanye West complimented his shoes at Barneys, Cassius Clay (yes, really) has decided to take a leave of absence at the Ivy League to join his entourage!

Crazy!

A friend of Cassius says 'Nye emailed him after their brief meeting, telling him:

"You are an inspiration to me. I inspire people like Rihanna and Beyoncé and you inspire me. I need you during this difficult time."

Clay, who carried a Birkin bag to class and wore expensive Hermes scarves, didn't want to miss out on the once in a lifetime opportunity and left around Labor Day.

Now that he's with Kanye, the 19 year old has been "running around New York dyeing Kanye’s jeans red for televised appearances, sifting through designer showrooms and desperately trying to find himself an apartment."

Cassius was also instrumental in Mr. West's collaboration with Stubbs and Wootton, the brand of shoes his new muse was wearing in Barneys when they met. The Ivy Leaguer will be very involved with the Kanye crested shoes that are rolling out next spring.

Sounds like an amazing gig!

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