For The Fader‘s Fall Fashion issue, Onika lets out Victoria’s secret with lingerie-themed ensembles and soft black waves. While she keeps a tight nude lip about her forthcoming album The Pink Print and engagement rumors, she gets teary-eyed when discussing the sacrifices she’s made for her family and how she’d like her hustle to help pave the way for women of color in the mainstream.
“I’ve done things where people are like, ‘Uhhhh,’” she said. “But every time I do a business venture or something that isn’t the norm for a female rapper, I pat myself on the back. It’s important that corporate America can see a young black woman being able to sell things outside of music.”
She also entertains the idea of a mixtape tour. Read the full feature here.