Nicki Minaj Entertains Fans at Christmas Concert in New York
Nicki Minaj gave her legion of Barbz the ultimate Christmas gift by performing live on Saturday (Dec. 25) during Hot 97's Christmas concert, held at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx, NY.
Besides the 'Pink Friday' rap star, the event, hosted by station DJ Funkmaster Flex, also brought Fabolous and Lloyd Banks to the stage. During Minaj's performance, she greeted audience members with an eye-catching ensemble, wearing a skin-tight leopard-print catsuit adorned with an outer skeleton-like structure. The rhymer, also sporting a rainbow-colored wig, spit through tracks like the controversial 'Roman's Revenge,' sans Eminem, and 'Fly,' supported by two backup singers. Nicki was joined by hype man SB, who assisted her in moving the crowd to their feet.
The animated Queens native made sure she didn't show up to the venue empty-handed. In true Christmas spirit, Nicki gifted her fans with Pillow Pets--pillows shaped like animals. She also autographed the cleavage of 50 lucky ladies, who were selected if they held a surprise golden ticket.
"The crowd was absolutely amazing tonite [sic]," Nicki tweeted. "Thank u sooo much 4 spending Christmas w/me. God bless u all for coming out!"
Nicki Minaj will round out her holidays with a New Year's Eve show at club Mansion in Miami on Dec. 31. She previously recorded performances of 'Moment 4 Life' and 'Save Me,' which will be featured on NBC's 'New Year's Eve with Carson Daly.'
Watch Nicki Minaj's 'Fly'