Her way over the top wardrobe instantly makes one think of Lady Gaga. Like Gaga, Nicki has a large fan base, she affectionately calls the “barbz” this base goes where no other rapper has gone before as she appeals to small children and adults.
Her debut album “Pink Friday” was released in November, 2010 and in 2011 she scored the most charted singles by any female rap album in Billboard history. She was the first artist to have seven singles on the Billboard HOT 100 chart simultaneously. As of this moment she has four songs on the chart .
She is currently in the UK the first stop on her first arena tour “Pink Friday Reloaded” her album ”Pink Friday Reloaded drops Nov 19th.
The tour has had a few early kinks, a wardrobe malfunction and sound problems.
Mike Atkinson from This is Nottingham writes : Happily, none of these shenanigans dented Nicki’s showmanship and star quality. The steel-willed super-achiever in her would never have allowed it. When Freed from all stage trickery, her dancers dispatched to the wings, the rapper returned to her hardcore hip hop roots, spitting out her rhymes with dazzling brilliance, and a fiery conviction that hadn’t quite been there before. Meanwhile, the diehard fans in the front rows returned every word, almost turning the performance into a conversation. If Nicki Minaj can hold onto that realness and nurture her on-stage connection with her ever-loving fanbase, even as the venues grow in size, then her biggest tour to date could just turn out to be her greatest triumph yet. That was on the 22nd
Andre Paine of The London Evening Standard wrote of her performance last night Nicki Minaj’s admission during her first London arena show that she is “obsessed” with Britain only intensified the mutual adoration between the petite rapper and her fans. The music didn’t always feel central to this energetic show given she was performing over the top of each track, though Minaj’s mad-eyed delivery was devastatingly effective when she was in full flow. Sheer force of personality enabled her to veer between musical styles. Super Bass was a collision of slinky synth-pop and cheeky rap; Fire Burns was a baleful sort of ballad; and the sassy Va Va Voom beat Katy Perry at her own game. Indeed, her rivals are demure in comparison though the show’s sauciest bits were left to the scantily clad dancers — as unsuitable for the young children in the O2 as some of Minaj’s lyrics. Minaj dutifully wiggled her bottom but there was also a camp humour at play when she emerged wearing a diva-like pink robe and wig, lounging in a sparkly bathtub flanked by bare-chested singers, and appeared bouncing on an inflatable limo (pink, of course). For all her rap prowess, the most thrilling moments were the hits — particularly the finale of Starships..
Nicki Minaj is currently a judge on American Idol, she has her own perfume, lipstick. Some consider her the most influential female rapper of all time. Tour dates for the US aren’t available. But who knows, its possible there will be a Nicki Minaj Summer.