Nicki Minaj
1.10.2011

Video: Nicki Minaj Makes Moments with Ellen DeGeneres

Nicki Minaj shared a “Moment” with Ellen DeGeneres, performing her Drake-assisted single “Moment 4 Life” off her debut Pink Friday on Monday’s show. The platinum diva, who classed it up in a black cocktail dress, blonde hair, and a blinged-out “Barbie” necklace, spit her verses alongside two look-alike dancers and a backing band.

After her performance, Nicki showed off her spiky stiletto heels—a gift from Lil Wayne—to Ellen, who claimed she felt “under-dressed” next to the stylish star. During her chat with the hostess, she spoke on how she didn’t realize that she would ever come this far, her difficult upbringing, using rap as an escape, the love she has for her mom, and how Martha—the mother of her alter-ego Roman—will be making her debut in the Drake-assisted video for “Moment 4 Life.” Watch the ladies gab it up below.