Look what picture someone snapped at the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. It wasn’t any of the high flying dunks seen on TV, it was Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne getting a little close with each other (their lips, mostly). A picture says a thousand words, so no real details are needed, but look at Drake’s reaction at the moment they smooched. Priceless.
VIBE: Does your success make you feel power over men?
Nicki Minaj: Power over men… No, I don’t feel like I have power over men. I feel like… you know what, I haven’t changed. Success hasn’t changed me in any way. My best friends, they’ll tell you I’ve always been this way. I’ve always been guarded around guys. Nothing’s changed. I’ve always been very opinionated and so [pauses] I don’t think success has changed the way I look or treat men. It might have changed the way men look at me and treat me.
Nicki Minah had all eyes on her as she opened up the 61st annual NBA All-Star Game at Orlando’s Amway Center. Nicki performed a medley of “Moment 4 Life,” “Turn Me On,” “Starships,” and “Super Bass.” Watch her full set.
After donning a cheerleading outfit during the Super Bowl and putting on The Exorcist (the musical) at the 2012 Grammys, all eyes were on Nicki Minaj for her performance at the NBA All-Star Game. Even after criticism that her stage shows have become too over the top, Nicki performed a medley of hits including “Moment 4 Life” and “Starships” while dressed in a futuristic getup and bright purple wig. Fans who were hoping for a more toned down, hip-hop performance didn’t exactly get what they wanted, but they took to Twitter with a few mixed opinions on the set.
@LKCarelessWorld T H I S !!! RT @ChrisBrownation: The old hood Nicki Minaj SLAYS this new Lady Gaga Nicki Minaj. #ThatIsAll
@stopbeingfamous Nicki Minaj is just beginning to be wack to some people. astounding. she was from the gate.
@NMinajSupport People hating know they watched the #allstargame just for Nicki Minaj, knowing well they never watch Basketball, thanks for the views.
@livedreampinkIn February, Nicki Minaj has performed at The Superbowl, Grammys and NBA All-Star game. Has any other female rapper done that before..oh ok.
@DJScratch3 Nicki Minaj performances? I thought she was about to sing the National Anthem too lol
T-vocalz @DJScratch Nicki Minaj mightest well did the National Anthem, MJB needs some bench time. Shawty couldn’t hold one note
@RoFloESPN Let me guess… David Stern choreographed Nicki Minaj’s performance right? #allstargame
@ThaDynasty93i wouldve rather seen Mary J Blige perform her whole first album than seen Nicki Minaj even once
@AndrewSiciliano The NBA All Star player introductions were hidden in a 20 minute NIcki Minaj concert. Few better ways to chase viewers to the Oscars…
@TaraDecoda: Nicki Minaj (re-)opened the door for female rappers, then walked out the room…
@StFuTwEEtin The old nicki Minaj will never appear again …
@CardboardGeraldI wish someone had tried to jump over nicki minaj during the dunk contest but failed
@xoxo_bre Nicki Minaj before >>> Nicki Minaj now.