News: Nicki Minaj Gets Emotional, "When I Heard Those Screams, It Was..."
Sunday, Jun 26, 2011 11:25AM
Young Money star Nicki Minaj recently spoke on hitting the road for Britney Spears' Femme Fatale tour and how it separates itself from hip-hop concerts.
For Nicki, the pop crowd's acceptance and embrace of her music was an instant shocker.
"Well, initially, what I thought was I hope this audience will appreciate what I do. What I first dealt with was a bit of the unknown. Is this something that Britney's crowd will even enjoy? But it all went away the first night. I stood in the transporter, that big prop that we have on the stage, and I could not believe the crowd reaction before they even saw me. It was very emotional for me. I was so shocked. I thought, OK, on the [Lil] Wayne tour, this is my audience, everyone that knows Wayne, they know Nicki Minaj. When I heard those screams, it was one of the best feelings in the world. It changed overnight. I'm pleasantly surprised with the people coming out on this show; they generally are coming out not to critique, but to have fun. The hip-hop community tends to be more critical. On this stage, I felt a little bit more free." (Los Angeles Times)
Prior to joining the tour, Minaj promised to cease her city-to-city on-stage lap dances.
"This will be my last round of lap dances," Minaj revealed in an interview. "When I go [out] with Britney [Spears], no more lap dances...The [alias] that comes out with the lap dances on stage, I think that's Lap Dance Nika. Let's call her Lap Dance Nika. Some of my fans, my Team Minaj Barbz, they've called me that sometimes on Twitter, so I thought it was cute, so we'll call her Lap Dance Nika." (Power 106)
Minaj landed a spot on Spears' tour as a replacement for Latin singer Enrique Iglesias.
Sources say that things are looking very good and that they should reach an agreement in the next day or so. The raptress wouldreplace Enrique Iglesias, who pulled out of Spears' tour at the last minute. Nicki is currently traveling the country with Lil Wayne on his "I Am Music II" tour, which wraps April 28. Britney's tour is scheduled to begin on June 17. (Rap-Up)
Last February, Minaj said she would only do guest features with Britney Spears for the next two years.
"I'm done with the collabs," Minaj revealed in an interview. "No more collabs for the next two years. [Britney Spears?] Oh yeah. [smiles] Britney's a snatch like me and she's cute. Yes. We might could do something." (Hip Hollywood)
Check out footage of Nicki Minaj on the Femme Fatale tour below: