A legion of Nicki Minaj’s fans, affectionately called her barbz, crammed inside New York’s Roseland Ballroom on Tuesday night to get a glimpse of their idol.
The concert sponsored by Pepsi and stream live by Fuse, is the highly anticipated show Nicki Minaj promised her fans after pulling out of this year’s Hot 97 Summer Jam.
The Young Money rapper also surprised her fans with appearances from Drake, Lil Wayne, Cam’ron, and Foxy Brown.
“My family, Drake and Wayne, that’s just the icing on the cake,” Minaj told MTV News after the show. “I’m always going to say something crazy to them, they’re going to say something crazy to me, we just go out there and have fun. And I was so happy they flew … Drake from Canada, Wayne from Miami, just to be here with me and surprise the fans, so we couldn’t have asked for anything more.”
Minaj also paid tribute to her loyal fans who ride for her from day one.
“I feel so accomplished. I feel grateful, I just feel like the luckiest girl in the world. The fans tonight were the fans who got me where I am. These are the kids that followed me from state to state, even when I was playing clubs, and they are the ones I feel the most comfortable around and tonight was just a blessing.”
See some footage below from the concert.