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Nicki Minaj ‘Ellen’: Barbie Returns to Perform ‘Starships’ & ‘Right By My Side’

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Nicki Minaj returned to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday (May 10), where she performed a medley of her new hits “Right By My Side” and “Starships.”

Rocking an ankle-length pink skirt, denim vest and blonde wig, the Barbie queen sat atop a towering white throne, flanked by male dancers, as she kicked off her first televised performance of “Right By My Side,” then launched straight into her smash “Starships.”

The show also featured a reunion with Sophia Grace and Rosie, the ridiculously cute British YouTube sensations, to whom Nicki gave some choice advice. “Pink is your color. Pink is gonna keep you happy for the rest of your life,” she told her young fans. “Pink is gonna give you power, energy, and the girliness that you need.”

Nicki then sat down with Ellen, who chided her about her getup, and discussed her recent decision to quit Twitter (and subsequent return), and the various positives and negatives of fame.

“People are willing to have an accident,” Nicki explained, of a recent near-accident in Los Angeles. “A girl literally cut through traffic and made a u-turn just to put her car in front of my car, so she could take a picture.”

Nicki Minaj’s video for “Right By My Side” is scheduled to premiere in the next week.


Watch Nicki Minaj Perform “Right By My Side” and “Starships” on “Ellen”

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