Remember when Nicki Minaj and Hot 97 were at odds? Well, in spirit of the holiday season, the NYC radio station and the YMCMB Barbie settled whatever differences they once had as she hosted its Christmas Extravaganza party at Webster Hall in NYC last night. However, Nicki was a bit tardy for the party as she didn't show up until about 2:30 in the morning.
To tame the restless attendees who paid $25 to party, DJ's Spynfo, Young Chow, Magic and Funk Flex kept the crowd vibing reassuring them that Ms. Minaj was on her way. When Nicki finally arrived she revealed herself from upstairs in VIP, where she waved and danced to cuts off her album. Unfortunately that made the crowd even more agitated as boos were heard. The key word here, that some in attendance chose to ignore, is that Nicki was hosting.
The American Idol judge requested a microphone and asked the crowd if they thought she was going to perform. Mr. Cee clarified things and spoke on the crowds behalf stating that they wanted her to come down to the stage. Nicki made her way down from VIP to a huge ovation and greeted some of the fans lucky enough to make it to the front. She closed things out with what was supposed to be a twerk contest that really didn't amount to what everyone hoped for. In all honesty, people left a bit confused as to what they just witnessed and waited hours for. Other bold faced rap names on hand for the festivities included Meek Mill, Jim Jones and Irv Gotti.
Check them all out, and Nicki's very revealing (for most other people) outfit, in the gallery.
Photo: Bernard Smalls