Adoring fans looked upon Nicki Minaj with joy and excitement as the rapper who has not been seen in public for two years emerged. Lil Baby and Lil Durk are known for bringing surprise acts out onto the stage, but no one expected the surprise to be the rapper dubbed the rap queen by Beyonce’ herself.
Nicki Minaj Shuts down The LA Staples Center
Nicki performed ‘Seeing green’ and her verse on BIA’s ‘Whole Lotta Money’. As usual, the screaming fans in the audience rapped along with her. You are not a barb (Nicki Minaj‘s Fanbase) unless you know the words.
The Megatron rapper was joined on stage by her husband Kenneth Petty who stood lovingly in the background with their son “papa bear” swaddled in blankets and ear protection. Fans were happy to see Nicki in public finally. She has been being as responsible as possible with the Covid-19 pandemic, keeping up with her social distancing even at personal cost to her career which is heavily impacted by public appearances.
Nicki Minaj: Standing Tall Under Fire
Nicki could benefit from some public image rehab after recent events. The ‘Seeing Green‘ rapper made headlines after tweeting that she was not vaccinated and sharing a story about a relative’s swollen testes and infertility caused by a vaccination. In Trinidad and Tobago, where the rumor supposedly originated from, Health Minister A. E. Ramjattan held a press conference to dispel the rumor, while Dr. Anthony Fauci debunked the possibility that vaccines could cause such side effects.
Kenneth Petty’ Past Has Nicki Minaj’s Public Image in a Choke Hold
Petty’s alleged victim Jennifer Hough is suing Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty for harassing her after the couple moved to California in 2019 Kenneth pled guilty to failing to register as a sex offender. Her appearance on The Real presented both the original assault from 1995, as well as the harassment she has endured since then, allegedly as a result of Nicki attempting to get her to recant her testimony and clear his name.