*Nicki Minaj was trotted out as the performer for this year’s Adult Swim Upfront party, which has featured such headliners as Miley Cyrus and Kanye West in the past.
Beginning about 40 minutes past her scheduled start time at Manhattan’s Terminal 5, Minaj kicked things off with “Feeling Myself,” then went into an hourlong set that included “Moment 4 Life” and “Anaconda.” According to Variety, “She was smiling ear-to-ear and totally engaged with the audience — dressed in tight black pants, a teensy yellow crop top and bright blonde hair.”
Watch a snippet from her performance below:
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Midway through her set, the rapper hosted an impromptu dance contest. “I need the three sexiest women on the stage,” she told the crowd. “We’re gonna have a dance contest and I’m going to give away money.”
According to Variety, “four different young women and one man come up on the stage to show off their best twerking skills and Minaj stayed true to her word, giving the winner $500.”