April 9th, 2012
12:12 PM ET
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.
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