Nicki Minaj hosts surprise concert in NYC
April 9th, 2012
12:12 PM ET

Nicki Minaj hosts surprise concert in NYC

Nicki Minaj pulled off an elaborate stunt over the weekend that still has New Yorkers talking.

The petite rapper surprised Times Square pedestrians on Friday evening when she conducted an over-the-top three-song concert, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Minaj, who recently released her sophomore album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” ran through some of her greatest hits as onlookers gawked.

The event had been kept under wraps until the last minute.

“It’s an honor for me to be here tonight ... I’m from New York,” the Queens MC announced before telling the audience they were going to be part of a new “Starships” video for Nokia.

The technology giant hosted the event in support of its new Lumia 900 smartphone.

Minaj, clad in a white blouse, black jumpsuit and fishnets, then launched into "Starships," "Right By My Side” and her mega-hit, "Super Bass."

The rapper’s new disc debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s U.K. chart over the weekend.

soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. @sassy

    Do u have talent, sassy, eh ?

    April 9, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Red Foreman

    biggest surprise is that they pay her for her cr@p. less talent than horse manure.

    April 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • stopwasting$ongarbage

      Amen! But look at the state we are in. People watch the Kardashians too. A generation of crap entertainment. But you people are watching and listening keeping the trash paid. Unbelievable!!

      April 10, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sokman

    Bigger news story was that her top actually stayed on this time

    April 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. social network

    Gotta do what yah gotta do. Good on her.

    April 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Possum

    Her hair looks funny.

    April 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. yea

    Three songs too many.

    April 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Duane

    She then later tweeted about it and checked her Nokia bank deposit from her iPhone.

    April 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Observer

    An even bigger surprise would be the idea that she has any real talent.

    April 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |

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