Did somebody call for the Queen?
Nicki Minaj returned to “Saturday Night Live” to close out Season 43 with two kick-ass performances. Following an introduction from host Tina Fey, the rap queen performed her top 10 hit “Chun-Li” for the first time on television.
Donning a sparkly black robe and chopsticks in her hair, the Harajuku Barbie emerged under a glowing Chinese arch with four ninja dancers by her side. After busting some killer moves, she removed her robe to reveal a sexy patent leather outfit, inspired by the “Street Fighter” character. Flanked by two female dancers, Ms. King Kong capped f her first performance as strobe lights filled the stage.
For her second performance the night, Nicki surprised with her Playboi Carti collaboration “Poke It Out” f the latter’s new album Die Lit. Playboi hit the stage first before a blonde Nicki strut out in a sexy black cutout dress that showed f her curves. Fierce as ever, she delivered her fiery verse while flaunting her body and then called upon Carti before twerking for him, ending with a shoutout to her Barbz.
The “SNL” performance comes ahead Nicki’s fourth album Queen, the follow-up to 2014’s The Pinkprint, which is set for release June 15. She has called the project her favorite so far, “W/o a shadow a fkng doubt.”