News: Nicki Minaj Gets Juiced Up After Unexpected, Bold Late Night Move

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 11:50PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj's decision to have A.1. Steaksauce brought to a recent dinner courtesy of an outside source has reportedly caught the company's attention.

According to reports, A.1. took note of Minaj's caught-on-camera demand and made sure she would never go anywhere without it again.

The Nicki Minaj/A.1. Steaksauce love affair isn't a one way thing ... because it turns out the folks behind the tasty, tasty sauce are as big a fan of her as she is of them. If you'll recall ... our photogs spotted Minaj out this week at Boa -- a super-fancy steakhouse in Hollywood -- where shehad someone bring her a bottle of A.1. into the restaurant. While the move is a HUGE no-no in steak etiquette, the folks over A.1. tell TMZ they were thrilled to see Minaj make a sauce run and they are HUGE fans of hers. The rep tells, "We're so glad to hear that Nicki Minaj loves our sauce just as much as we love her and her music. To make sure she's never 'sauceless' again, we sent Nicki some of our A.1. Original Steak Sauce. Now she'll have A.1. wherever she goes." (TMZ)

Paparazzi spotted Nicki's late night dining request earlier this week.

Nicki Minaj committed the ULTIMATE steakhouse sin at Boa last night ... she sent someone out to get her A.1. Steak Sauce right in the middle of her meal ... and TMZ has the video proof!!! FYI -- most chefs working at top steak joints across the globe consider a request for A.1. sauce (or any other sauce not made by the restaurant) as a total insult ... an insult proudly committed by millions of people every day. It's right up there with asking for your steak cooked "extra well-done and butterflied." But last night in Hollywood, Nicki proved she doesn't give a damn ... 'cause after she sat down, TMZ cameras captured someone running in a bottle of A.1., specifically for Nicki's table. On her way out of the restaurant, Nicki told us it wasn't just a one-time thing -- she ALWAYS puts A1 on her meat. (TMZ)

Outside of making headlines for grubbing, Nicki officially announced a new partnership with megal retailer Kmart earlier this month.

Nicki Minaj is coming to a store near you. Following deals with Pepsi, M.A.C., and OPI, the hip-hop mogul has announced a partnership with Kmart to sell her multi-department lifestyle brand. Nicki will launch apparel and accessories collections in conjunction with Kmart and the ShopYourWay.com social shopping platform. The "Starships" rapper will develop the lines, which will be available exclusively at select Kmartlocations and on ShopYourWay.com beginning this year. She will oversee the design and development of the brand so that it reflects her strong creative talent, expressive personality, and distinctive individual style. (Rap-Up)

She hinted at the new clothing company venture last November.

"That's the big thing I'm looking forward to next year, the clothing line," Nicki said in an interview. "The clothing line's going to be so, so, so freaking cute. You guys are going to love it. But uh, I don't know. I'm not really a lingerie type of girl. I'm like a t-shirt and panties type of girl. Lingerie's stupid! [laughs]" (Tim Westwood TV)

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