By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated November 13, 1997 12:00 AM
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New York hip-hop fashion designer Nija Battle, 37, who specialized in creating fur outfits for Whitney Houston, Puff Daddy, Lil’ Kim and Kid Rock, died on July 20 from a brain aneurysm, reports the Associated Press. She often dyed furs bright colors and made Sean “Puffy” Combs trousers of black sheared mink.