Nicki Minaj Pulls Out TRYX at Casio Camera Launch Party

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj showed her Big Apple Barbz some love last night at New York City’s Best Buy Theater in the heart of Times Square. Taking a detour from her “I Am Music II” tour with Lil Wayne, the Young Money diva joined The Roots at the invite-only TRYX OUT: NYC 2011, celebrating Casio’s new pocket camera.

The Harajuku Barbie took the stage shortly after 10 p.m. to the tune of an Enya song, emerging from the wings with her pink-wigged backup dancers already in position. Touting her Bride of Frankenstein ‘do, the platinum raptress set things off with “Roman’s Revenge,” segueing into “Did It On’em” before running through a medley of her banner guest appearances.

The animated performer, clad in a Jeremy Scott adidas jacket adorned with buttons and neon leggings, received a riotous response to “Up All Night,” “Bottoms Up,” and “My Chick Bad.” She capped her jumble of features with “Monster,” where she straddled a fan strapped to a chair as her demonic dancers swarmed around them.

“This song means so much to me, because you guys have supported me for so long,” said an emotional Nicki of “Fly,” transitioning into a sensitive acapella rendition of “Save Me.” Clutching her sparkling pink mic, she kicked it back up a notch with “Super Bass” and “Moment 4 Life,” signing “N”’s on the back of Barbz’ hands with a Sharpie before bidding adieu to her legion of followers.

“I’ma tell you why this is so important,” she told the audience of being chosen to perform for Casio. “I’m a black girl from Southside Jamaica, Queens, and that is why I tell you Barbz, don’t give up.”

While members of the packed crowd showed their love for Nicki by rocking pink wigs and eccentric ensembles, The Roots helped warm them up for the main event. Though patrons were apathetic at first, the Philly cats won them over with cuts from their oeuvre including “You Got Me,” “The Seed (2.0),” “The Next Movement,” and “Get Busy,” tossing in covers of Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and Sugar Hill Gang’s “Apache.”

J. Period manned the wheels of steel for the event, convincing the crowd that a picture with the new TRYX is worth a thousand words. Based on the frenzy of flashes from cameras in the crowd throughout the night, Nicki ended up with a few milli.

–Steven J. Horowitz



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40 Comments

  1. keyshia cole forever

    nicki pleas stop it leave your outfits in the videos you look like lady gaga on a bad day its not cool at all

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    Umm, Reply:

    @keyshia cole forever, Umm Nicki isn’t trying to copy Lady Gaga at all. Do you really think Lady Gaga would wear an adidas jacket with colourful buttons on it? Mmm…thought so. Nicki’s fashion is ALWAYS on point, whereas Lady Gaga’s…….

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    keyshia cole forever Reply:

    @Umm,, this look is not okey she dont need to look like that to get attention she already overrated

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    GetMONEYY Reply:

    @keyshia cole forever, Its too bad she dont even know you exsist!!!

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    black madonna Reply:

    @GetMONEYY, if you think she knows you exist you must be very sick minded the stars dont know us or pay us so its not insult each other

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    564 Reply:

    @keyshia cole forever,leave her alone thats her style and she looks nothing like Gaga,gaga makes nicki look normal on a good are bad day some don’t come with that comperison it,s far from it,nicki is nicki she doing her rather you like it are not.

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    Sleazy Reply:

    @keyshia cole forever, This chick is so dumb. go look up the word CLONE and come back to me! you realy are dumb Shouldnt you be helping keyshia sell her flop album out of her trunk?

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    sacora Reply:

    @keyshia cole forever, please her and lady gaga outfits dont compare nicki is more just colorful lady gaga wears inspired outfits like meat and condoms not even the same

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    BitchesIsMySons Reply:

    @Umm,, It’s Really No Use Arguin With Them Because Their All Fans Of Nicki Deep Down Because They Always Seem To Find Their Way Onto Her Rap-Up Post And Say Stupid Shit Outta Their Time So Whos Really Winning Oh Yeah Nicki Because As The Post Said She Walks Away With A Couple Milli And Team Minaj Because Were Nominated For A Mtv O Award For Best Fans <3

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    564 Reply:

    @BitchesIsMySons,you f@ck the haters nicki made a couple milli out the deal,at the end of the day it,s all about making money taking care of your familly making anmae for your self giving god thinks,loving your fans and your fans loving you back,just living life,and nicki is doing all that so it,s all good.

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    Dulcee Reply:

    @keyshia cole forever, No she doesn’t you sorry hoe. She looks amazing shes so pretty n her clothes are ALWAYS on point. You mad cause you buy all your clothes at the thrift store huh ? Go support your flop fav, shes not doing that much anyways.

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    ***** love Reply:

    i agree with u and niki u are still fake

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  2. ITSBARBEBITCH

    i luv you nicki!!!!!!!!!! your so amazing =)
    keep doin you xoxox

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    ***** love Reply:

    how can u love that bitch she is fake

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  3. Diego

    Its sad that she needs to dress like a damn clown to get attention.. Major FAIL!!!

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    Devin Reply:

    @Diego, She is Number One on Billboard. STFU She is living her dream. Stop hating, live yours.

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    Dulcee Reply:

    @Diego, its called fashion. She doesn’t need attention lmao, shes got a platinum album and shes on tour. She could wear a damn plastic bag and everyone would still be all over her. Goodbye. #TeamMinaj

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  4. Diego

    Can we say GIMICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    stbaby Reply:

    @Diego, Almost all of todays artist are gimmicks.People only attach the word to those whose game plan are paying off .This is entertainment bix and people constantly wants a show and not for an artist to live their life.It not a reality show and we are in the 21st century.So get a life and stop moaning about this or that.Go Nicki, i love the colour playoff.

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    Dulcee Reply:

    @Diego, Lol thats funny, Nicki’s not a gimmick, you clearly don’t understand her. And if she’s such a gimmick in your opinion, why are you here reading about her? Fail.

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  5. BitchesIsMySons

    If You Really Look At It All She Is Wearing Is A Colorful Jacket And A Poofy Wig But You Guys R Quick To Throw The Gimmick But Didn’t Lil Kim Arrive At Numerous Award Shows With Her Tits Just Hanging Out Like That Was Attention Grabbing? Or Numerous Hideous Outfits That Looks Horrible And Always Got Voted On The Worst Dressed List

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    keyshia cole forever Reply:

    @BitchesIsMySons,what you sayin is she is a lil kim clone right and that she must do what lil kim did why you always bring lil kim on nicki post deep down you are lil kim fans too nicky walks away witth a couple of milli for wezzy,birdman ,p diddy and slim

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    MakeMeFartKThx Reply:

    @keyshia cole forever , Don’t You Have To Go Stan For Keyshia Cole Flop Ass Album That’s Not Selling Shit LMFAOOOO Goodbye

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    564 Reply:

    @keyshia cole forever,whoever you are i swear you scares me you stalk every nicki post,and be verbally attacking attacking people you are always the first and the last,i think you would physically hurt someone,you are a da@mn creep i don’t trust you you talk this serius,if you hurt someone it won’t supries me.

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    Dulcee Reply:

    @keyshia cole forever, You’re seriously a loser. Go fuckin home and cry to your mother about Nicki Minaj and how much you hate her. @BitchesIsMySons wasn’t saying she has to be like Krim wtf? She’s saying Krim was way worse in trying to get attention than Nicki, do you see Nicki half naked wit a sticker on her boob and thats it? No. She wears crazy outfits, who cares theyre dope & cool. Deal with it bitch.

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  6. AAA

    Haters, no matter as much as you Nick and pic at everything Nicki do, your still on her shit, thankz for keeping her on top of rap-up…deep down you are all son’d by Nicki

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  7. Lisa

    The outfit is cute and colorful, but that Marge Simpson wig needs to go.

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  8. Teej

    She looks just foolish SMDGH

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  9. Trac-E

    That’s a Jeremy Scott Jacket! (with the buttons) I have the shoes to that jacket :)

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  10. tessa

    Adrienne looks good! i cant wait for her music!

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  11. yesss

    hot

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  12. Sharp Tongue

    Aww… I love Nicki’s style cute cute cute colorful and happy. Like she said people are always going to pick apart what she does or wear i mean you like it or love it, it’s all good with me.

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  13. HoustonGirl

    She looks like a clown,I don’t know how y’all can take her seriously.

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  15. LaurynHill's # 1 fan

    I like the jacket in the first picture. I would wear that. I’m glad Nicki stands out amongst a crow with her fashion even though I’m not in favor of it all. Dare to be different.

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  16. Graeme

    Nice style :)

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  17. say what

    nicki, you are LOVED no matter what
    U just keep being you. you are beautiful,
    talented, sexy and very talented.

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  18. #ICan't!

    man , Nicki is the best bitch doing it! i love her to death! she is doing her thing! fuck what a hater but her fans is filling her piggy bank so wassup ?

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  19. Dulcee

    Lmao @ you bitches being pressed because of an OUTFIT she’s wearing. Damn, yall have no life at all. Nicki looks amazing, and she killin the game. Stay pressed.

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