Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin are finally showing off the fruits of their labor. No, they haven’t’ collaborated on a track (though that would be… something…), the pop superstars have joined forces with MAC as the faces of their always A-list, socially aware MAC Viva Glam campaign for 2012.
In the photo, a dolled up Nicki, wearing a bright pink latex dress, pink hair and neon makeup, sits atop a motorcycle looking like her usual sexy self. Meanwhile a tatted up Ricky poses quite manically, holding up a giant pink lipstick. The shoot itself is full of graffiti art and looks a bit pieced together and photoshopped in that pop art kind of way.
Oh yeah, it’s done in the way that renowned celebrity photographer David LaChapelle is known for. Did we mention he did the photos? Well, he did.
“Barbz, check out my #MACVivaGlam photo w/@ricky_martin on Facebook!” Nicki tweeted about the eye-catching, super colorful photo. “Lipstick’s out in Feb – buy 1 save a life!”
He expressed a similar sentiment on his twitter, adding, “My #MACVivaGlam photo w/ @nickiminaj is on Facebook now. Products out in Feb support the #MACAIDSFund. Kisses and more Kisses. What do u think of this campaign? #UNHATE #Bentton.”
So Barbz, Kenz, Ricky Fans and everyone in between, what do you think of the ad? Did they beat Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper?