Republican frontrunner called the star 'terrific'
Nicki Minaj performed at a Time Magazine event to celebrate its ‘100 Most Influential People’ issue, which the singer features in, on Tuesday night (April 26), dedicating her rendition of ‘Anaconda’ to Donald Trump.
Trump attended the event in New York and was asked on the red carpet by Access Hollywood if he was a fan of Minaj. The Republican frontrunner replied that he thought she was “terrific”.
Minaj performed a medley of ‘The Crying Game’, ‘Truffle Butter’, ‘Moment 4 Life’, ‘Feeling Myself’, ‘Anaconda’ and ‘Super Bass’ at the gala.
Before introducing ‘Anaconda’, Minaj said: “I’m very political and I would like to dedicate a song in the spirit of unity to Joe Biden and Donald Trump”.
After the performance, Time reports that Minaj asked the crowd: “Who do you think likes the biggest butts? Donald Trump or Joe Biden? Trump?”
Minaj’s entry was introduced in the magazine by her former mentor Lil Wayne, who first signed the rapper to his Young Money imprint.
“She’s reached far beyond everything I would have imagined. Man, she’s so influential and doing all the right things,” he wrote. She’s an icon, a boss and a role model to all these young girls out here on how to do it the right way.”
He added: “Nicki Minaj will go down as one of the best to do it in the history of music.”