She’s one of the hottest acts around, and on Friday night (October 22) Nicki Minaj was busy treating her fans to an energetic performance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The 25-year-old joined a star-studded lineup including Drake, Ne-Yo and Rick Ross at the Wells Fargo Center while partaking in the annual Power 99 FM “Powerhouse 2010” concert.
For the gig, Miss Minaj emerged from backstage donning a blazer with shoulder pads to go with her bright pink wig while churning out versions of “Your Love,” “Check It Out” and “Roger That”.
During the course of the evening, Nicki, as well as the Very Own crew, joined together onstage to wish Drake a happy birthday – with Minaj capping the tribute off by planting a big smooch on the Canadian rapper’s cheek.
Yesterday Nicki Minaj made history when she was named #6 on MTV News’ Hottest MCs in the Game list.
This marked the first time a female rapper has ever appeared on the chart.
Coming up this Sunday, Nicki will be discussing her accomplishment with Sway on MTV’s “RapFixLive.”
Minaj reacted, “I feel that it’s a dope accomplishment to be a woman on the list. There has never been a woman on the list. Of course, that makes me feel proud. But I believe that I am a dope MC in the big scheme of things, period. Like, if you put 10 girls in a row, I’m not only going to stand out with them; I’m going to stand out if you put nine boys in a row and just put me somewhere in the middle.”
R&B/Hip Hop singer Rihanna recently chatted with Capital FM about collaborating with Nicki on her upcoming album “Loud”.
She said of Miss Minaj, “She has a great buzz and she has a ‘thing’ to her. She is a star and that’s why people love her. She’s also really entertaining with her visual as well as her lyrics, and she has a great melody.”
“I’m really amazed that she can write like that. [Nicki] not only raps but she can write songs too,” Rihanna adds. “It was really easy actually. We were going back and forth with the texts on how we were going to get to do it because we were in two different places and had two opposite schedules.”
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