New York rapper Nicki Minaj is finally getting some fresh air – publicly . The hip-hop diva couldn’t avoid paparazzi cameras after getting spotted this past weekend in Los Angeles.

A pic has now gone viral of Nicki waving to paps going to a JAY-Z and Beyoncé Oscars after party.

I wonder if #Safaree has been getting too much clout lately that #Nicki said BOOM! Not on my watch & popped back on the scene All jokes aside, #NickiMinaj has finally been spotted y’all!!! Sis has literally been MIA since the end of December, and she even disabled her IG comments. She was spotted last night at the Chateau Marmont for #JayZ and #Beyonce’s #Oscars after party. (The Shade Room)

Recently, Cash Money boss Birdman blamed Nicki’s publicized social media absence on her gearing up new music.

“Nicki’s been working. That’s all I can say. She’s been working and she’s focused. I always say she’s the best ever, best female ever in hip-hop, hands down, facts. There’s no getting around it. I just think she’s focusing on her new project. … There’s levels to this sh*t. Very much levels to this sh*t. She’s an elite. Sometimes, you can put Nicki in a room with males on a rap, but if you put her on females, it’s nothing. She’s a monster in her own race. She’s just a special talent. I’m blessed to have her a part of my team. She’s a special talent I’ve never heard before.” (Rap-Up)

Last month, reports surfaced about Minaj possibly falling back on the spotlight to focus on new tunes.

Sources close to Nicki tell us … she decided to ditch social media at the end of 2017 to fully focus on her music, which is why she’s had no new posts since December 30. We’re told she feels way more creative without the distractions of Instagram and Twitter. Our sources say Minaj has been working night and day in the studio with major producers and rappers like Lil Wayne, Mack Maine and other Young Money acts … and she’s going to continue to leave social media alone until the album’s complete. (TMZ)

A few weeks ago, pics from Nicki’s Vogue photoshoot went viral.