Nicki Minaj Wows at Wango Tango

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj was queen of the night at KIIS FM’s Wango Tango at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. on Saturday. Decked out in all white with Air Force 1 sneakers, the blonde Barb put on a royal performance following sets from J. Cole, B.o.B, Wiz Khalifa, and Big Sean. She opened with “Roman Holiday” before delivering cleaned-up versions of “Did It On’em,” “I Am Your Leader,” and “Beez in the Trap.”

Nicki will headline several other radio concerts across the country before kicking off the European leg of her “Pink Friday” tour in early June. She will return to the U.S. in July for more dates.

Check out the first five minutes of her white-hot set below.

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98 Comments

  1. kwayzee

    YESSSSSSSSS!!!!

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    Oh Really Reply:

    @kwayzee, I saw Trina do this in 2003. Nicki is such a BITER!!!! Now, she jockin Queen Trina.

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    Ray ray Reply:

    @Oh Really, do wat in 2003? Please show the video

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    DRAGHOES Reply:

    @Oh Really, please STFU, Trina has a pop song now called “Outer Space” basically a whack version of “Starships”..since when female rappers do pop besides Nicki? OH!

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    Felisha Reply:

    @DRAGHOES, Nicki and Trina have something in common. They both went pop when their raps started slacking. OOP.

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    DRAGHOES Reply:

    @Felisha, but when Starships DOUBLE PLATINUM in the US and Outer Space isn’t even gold OOP!

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @Oh Really, Bitch PLEASE!! Trina is no Queen. Trina can’t even sell 50,000 albums right now. Every album since “Baddest Bitch” has flopped and labels wont even waste their time on Trina anymore.

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    @InfamousSirius Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, someone’s pressed, u know alot about Da Baddest Bitch

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    RomanReloaded Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Hey, Nicki is definitely the number one female rapper out there, but Trina is pretty good too. I like a lot of her songs. The last mixtape wasn’t very good, but she is capable.

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  2. Jordan

    love it!

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    @Beyonceland Reply:

    @Jordan, Sad….. She didn’t even open her mouth. She need to be put on MEDS she is a waste of performance and video. Who is the real Nicki. Girl you will never get a Feature with Beyonce. But you can keep dreaming. She laughed when she got that email and a month later she is still laughing. And you cant dance in heels so you dont wear them. Step it up girl. You a gimmick pop artist, like katy and kesha. Nothing more :)

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    The Beast Reply:

    @@Beyonceland, lolumad?

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    DRAGHOES Reply:

    @@Beyonceland, bitch STFU, she broke every female rapper record it is.. GTF , she winning

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    JustSayin.. Reply:

    @DRAGHOES, Um no she hasnt! MISSY ELLIOTT holds the most records to this day! and is also still the highest selling female rapper of all time! Luv Nicki but Missy is the Queen!

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    Blaze Reply:

    @JustSayin.., Yes tell them Missy Is Queen 7th album droppin soon an will SLAAYYYYYALLL.5 GRAMMYS 1 2XPLAT AN 5 PLAT ALBUMS HAHAHAHAHAHA

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    Oop Reply:

    @DRAGHOES, When Nicki Minaj has 16 Grammys, make history as the third artist to have four albums atop charts, have two Golden Globe nominations, is named most POWERFUL and INFLUENTIAL celebrities in the world, has a MILLENNIUM award, a star on the HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME, sings at the inaugration for the PRESIDENT, is named TOP radio songs artist of the 2000s, sold over 12 million albums, 31 million digital singles, and is the BEST SELLING music artist of all time……NICKI MINAJ IS NOT WINNING WHEN IT COMES TO BEYONCE.

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    Jojo Reply:

    @Oop, You were the only one to compare her to Bey. You stating them facts was a waste of time.

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    HYFR Reply:

    @Jojo, nope! its quite accurate! You guys always compare Nicki to people who she is clearly doing better than. But when you compare her to an actual QUEEN she falls short

    Oop Reply:

    @Jojo, That individual replied as if Beyonce wasn’t winning; so, my facts was for damn sure needed just in case he or she get/got it twisted. Kick rocks.

    RomanReloaded Reply:

    @Oop, This was the most random thing I have ever read in my entire life. It has no place here. Beyonce is not a rapper. She’s an amazing artist but still not a rapper. Rap has a hypermasculine atmosphere where it is harder for women to succeed. R&B is hardly the same. Comparing the two is really… stupid.

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    Oop Reply:

    @RomanReloaded, Since you’re all up in my conversion, you should’ve caught me saying “just in case he or she got/get it twisted”. It’s hard for a female to get anything, PERIOD. And I don’t consider her “rap” anymore. She need to step it up.

    Ms./Mr. King Ma'lo ze Reply:

    @@Beyonceland, lol

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  3. ...

    Wow @ 1:03 she wasn’t even pretending to rap live. I mean at the very least hold the mic to your mouth when you’re lip synching.

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    @HOODKENaughty Reply:

    @…,
    She was doing Choreo too. She’s not a R&B vocalist, who needs to be singing all while dancing too. Most rap acts have a back track while rapping…

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    ... Reply:

    @@HOODKENaughty, at that moment she wasn’t “dancing”. She was just standing there. Her “choreo” wasn’t super hard that she couldn’t RAP live at the same time. Her fans come up with so many excuses to try and hide the fact that Nicki is not a good performer.

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    Shakur Reply:

    @…, If you had watched the show last night you would have seen what they are talking about . Nicki wasn’t lip singing . And this was one of her best performance She had the crowd hype the whole time she was on stage

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    DRAGHOES Reply:

    @…, name a female rapper that even has legit choreo for their set though..[i'll wait] & Nicki is not lip syncing, she just has a back track playing..learn the difference

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    Aj Reply:

    @DRAGHOES, Kim always has legit choreo straight through her performances

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    POUNDTHEALARM Reply:

    @Aj, what are all of u talking about? this video is lagging DUH! The video is clearly delayed! Meaning the video does not go with the music UGH i hate u all! lol

    Layla Reply:

    @DRAGHOES, Lil Kim’s “No matter what they say” choreography slays.

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    OpD2 Reply:

    @…,get da f-ck off here you troll ever nicki post hating and making up sh!t she lock the show down she did great,but bitter hater like you always trying to f-ck everything up get a f-cking life pff.

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    Ray ray Reply:

    @…, This concert was a LIVE STREAM & it was delayed at moments that’s what live streams do.

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    RitaOraAllday Reply:

    @…, Although this stream was a couple seconds late, I understand what you mean. THIS particular performance may not have been lip synch or she wasn’t just standing there but there’s a lot where that comes from. She most definitely isn’t a great performer but that isn’t where she’s strong so I don’t expect “greatness”. She’s kind’ve slacking in all areas in her career. Album, singing, performing. Idk.

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    Lola Reply:

    @…, she wasn’t lip synching. there are pre-recorded vocals playing through the show like most artists but if she was who cares? people come to see the show, see the song come to life, go listen to the song on itunes or youtube. she’s not a good performer yet yall flock to every interview, performance, album she puts out to criticize like you get paid to do so or something. this is exactly why she’s winning and the artists you think have what nicki lacks that you should be supporting are NOT.

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    lea Reply:

    @Lola, What rapper needs pre-recorded vocals?

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    Duck tape hoe Reply:

    @lea, Nicki Minaj.

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    OpD2 Reply:

    @lea,other rappers there had there music playing in the background and they rapper there stuff just like how nicki did live so you haters can f-ckoff.

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    Scream Reply:

    @OpD2, WHY would you need your track playing in the background to RAP? And BARELY dancing? Yall STAY on Lil Kim’s ass more than you stay on NM’s but at least LK raps with the instrumental. Come onnnnnnnnn!

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    POUNDTHEALARM Reply:

    @lea, what are all of u talking about? this video is lagging DUH! The video is clearly delayed! Meaning the video does not go with the music UGH i hate u all! lol

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    ummmm Reply:

    @…, it wasnt that she wasnt rapping. the video is delayed. if you watch another video from that night, you see she keeps doesnt just stop mid way

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    POUNDTHEALARM Reply:

    @ummmm, what are all of u talking about? this video is lagging DUH! The video is clearly delayed! Meaning the video does not go with the music UGH i hate u all! lol

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  4. Get Money B!tch

    She did her thang at Wango Tango this hints that there maybe more choreo on this tour. GET IT NIC!

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  5. @HOODKENaughty

    AMAZING!

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  6. OnikaCarter

    She went in!!!!

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  7. The Real B[randy]

    Man, Nicki is wack. Happy Mother’s Day, Kim. Come get ya daughter.

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  8. ZaeMinaj

    She killed it!! Can’t wait for the Tour!

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    TheNickiFan Reply:

    @ZaeMinaj, Nicki was awesome i can’t wait too see her in Vegas

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  9. Oh Really

    She was a fuckin mess, I cant believe people co-sign this garbage. I’m so ready for Queen Trina to come back.

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  10. wn

    sb is fucking annoying

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  11. Melvin

    @…, This Video Was Pieced Together , It’s Not How It Was Last Night . She Rapped Live .

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    KyleMinaj22 Reply:

    @Melvin, THANK YOU!!! All these bitches saying she lip synced….smdh…they spend so much time hatin up on Nicki they might as well check strait to the source, her twitter, and see that this was pieced together an that the full 30 min one out next week! AIN’T NO GOD DAMN EXCUSE EITHER! Y’all just PRESSED so stay pressed bc it only fuels her fire!

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    OpD2 Reply:

    @Melvin,she did rap live them f-cking haters talking about lip synced to try and bring her down is all liars,anyways great performance she did her thing.

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  12. TeamYRB

    LIFEEEEE

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  13. Shakur

    Nicki Minaj did a great job at Wango Tango . Nicki and a few others kept the crowd alive the whole time they were on the stage . Wango Tango need to put up her whole performance because last night on live stream it got cut off . But I heard she also did Whip It , Pound The Alarm , Starships & Super Bass ( I Think ).Overall the show was pretty good and Nicki did a great job

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  14. brrrrr77777

    video is wack! she perform this LIVE, but sound is faster than video, so thats the problem! great performance

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  15. DRAGHOES

    SHE SLAYED !!!!!!!!!!

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  16. uHoesBuggin

    I’m a big fan of Nicki, but I can honestly say I have YET to see a live performance (besides “Save Me” on New Year’s Eve of 2010 i think) that I LOVED. Hopefully I’ll see one when her tour comes to M.I.A. If she focused more on her strengths (rapping) instead of her weakness (dancing/choreo), I think her performances would be SO much better. While I do find it cute to watch her dance a little, it doesn’t change the fact that that’s not where her talent is. Bring back that bitch that used to rock the stage with a mic and a 2-step!

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    Ahahahahahaha Reply:

    @uHoesBuggin, ummm looks at the other videos …..this was live and by the tweets she was apart of a few that kept the crowd rocking

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    OH. Reply:

    @Ahahahahahaha, Last time I checked, Miss. Minaj was the one getting quite negative response from her Grammy performance, American Idol performance, and more. Artist don’t respond to people that dog their performances on Twitter…… Something they have control of. Like, wow. There’s nothing wrong with saying she isn’t a great performer because she isn’t.

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    OpD2 Reply:

    @OH.,i love her grammy performance,people is getting all p!ss because they claimed it something that Gaga would do,but nicki went to school for stuff like that,but because she didn’t started off doing it from the get go people is acting up.

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    Sassy Reply:

    @uHoesBuggin, You are so right. Nicki’s best tour and performances were from the Lil Wayne tour when she was straight rapping and performing the hip hop way. After she went on tour with Britney, her performances suck because she was doing acting, singing, and spraying funny strings in the audience. Too sugary for hip hop.

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  17. Redchainsaw

    Whether she sung/rap live, she’s still a horrible performer with crappy music. Everytime she performs her set it looks thrown together and unorganized

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    Ahahahahahaha Reply:

    @Redchainsaw, your opinion compared to others says diff ….matter fact yu NEVER have nothing good to say about her so why are uu on here clearly you dont like her

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    Redchainsaw Reply:

    @Ahahahahahaha, If she wasn’t Medicore I would have better things to say, further more why are you concerned with what I have to say, as you stated my “Opinion”, mine! Not yours

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    OpD2 Reply:

    @Redchainsaw,because you are a f-cking hater who have nothing better to do than troll peoples favs and talk cr-p get a life 2ss hole.

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    Redchainsaw Reply:

    @OpD2, LMFAO! “troll peoples favs” how dumb do you sound!I said nothing but facts, my eyes aren’t deceiving me she brings absolutely nothing to the table & that’s that. You’re just a fan of mediocrity & that’s fine. What I say has no affect on her “career” so why are you so concerned?

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    Redchainsaw Reply:

    @OpD2, I’m the one trolling, but yet you’re the one commenting on everyone’s comment

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  18. C1

    Amazing !!!!!

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  19. AOL

    I am sorry but I laughed the whole time…looks like its a rehearsal for a show rather than a real performance…LOL…

    She is going to get BOOOOOOED at Hot 97 Summer Jam…i cant wait

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    OpD2 Reply:

    @AOL,you must be loughing at your d-mn @ss in the mirror man you haters are worse than roaches.

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @AOL, You laughed cause you’ll never have the opportunity to be ON that stage ! HAHA ! thats what’s hysterical. Booooed ? since when though ? DEAD !!! didn’t get boooed the last time. surely won’t this time ! I can feel the hype now. Oh ??? You cant wait ? Enjoy Hater ((:

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  20. fukwitme

    damn can anybody say madonna

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  21. Henry

    I worked wango tango n her set was awesome. Esp in comparison with some of her recent performances. She had people going crazy. It was surprisingly a more hip hop based line up this year. LA showed her mad love. Like mad love.

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  22. @taimiicel

    this excited me for the concert nicki im so ready Birmingham 26 June #tmuk

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  23. :O youMADstayMAD

    omg! Nicki is the f*cking QUEEN. i love her

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @:O youMADstayMAD, Slayed !

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  24. dubem

    as much as i despise her music nowadays,i must say she did a great job.i was there and saw live.LA lovvvved her.

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  25. Phoenix_Wright

    the video & sound syncing was obviously off at times

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  26. Os

    i love you her,she lock tango down.

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  27. Pure

    Ummmm…
    It was OK… I think it was because the video was outta sync. Cool though…

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  28. TheDreamer

    The performance seemed okay considering there was a big delay in the video.

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  29. Ms./Mr. King Ma'lo ze

    nice perfomance

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  30. Mb92

    THIS WAS HORRIBLE, she’s the worst at lip syncing, she’s just horrible now period. Smh this is so sad!!! like nicki just dropped the ball

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    OpD2 Reply:

    @Mb92,fool this is not even the real video everything is out of sych you must be d-mn.

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @Mb92, she perform this LIVE, but sound is faster than video, so thats the problem Stupid! great performance @!
    Nicki Slays Again ! Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded In Stores ! (:

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  31. LOLO

    She has a funny looking body

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  32. MinajRules2012

    Now Don’t You Feel Stupid, Yeah Thats Egg On Yo Face ! If you had watched the show LIVE When It Was Streaming you would have seen what they are talking about . Nicki wasn’t lip singing . She Definetly Rapped LIVE. For All you Haters. Who Are Quick To Asume She liped sing. but did you watch the show LIVE ? Oh. So Where’s Your Logic ? -Looks Around- OOP !:P

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  33. 1-800-SlapThatDELUSION

    So I watched her whole performance on YouTube and it’s clear to say performance isn’t her thing. She rapped all her rap songs, but when she performed ‘Whip It’, all she did was prance around and lip synch. She sung ‘RBMS’ and a lil in ‘TMO’ but she could’ve did better. I can’t say much about ‘SB’ and ‘SS’ because the video and audio all together was jacked. You can clearly see she’s strong in the rap area but not in the performing, dancing, and singing area. When she performed ‘Dance A$$ (Remix)’ and tried to shake her ass……… (logs off) SHE FAILED. What you fans need to learn is when you feel your artist is doing something disappointing, TELL THEM so they can’t stop! Otherwise, take other people’s opinions like a champ because you shouldn’t have nothing to worry about…… IN Y’ALL EYES.

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    Isabell Reply:

    @1-800-SlapThatDELUSION, Me too. That I can agree on. Lmfao at your username. Love it!

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  34. musicaddict

    IDC wtf people say cuz I was there n Nicki was fuckin awesome. She performed 10 songs in total Starships, Moment 4 Life, Right By My Side, Whip It, Pound the Alarm, Champion, I Am Your Leader, Roman Holiday, Super Bass, Beez in the Trap

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    OpD2 Reply:

    @musicaddict,Co-Sign cool.

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    Isabell Reply:

    @OpD2, There’s you and a few others I see that keeps commenting on this performance MULTIPLE times. She isn’t a performer but when she raps, its cool but when she sings, thats when shit needs to end but kissing her ass ALL THE TIME is just going to get her more thumbs down.

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    RDK Reply:

    @Isabell,do you think she care about thumbs down,you and others can run to her vids all you want and turn it red[we all know that this sin't about her singing],it don’t matter because she is still going to do her…and in my opinion it,s true nicki isn’t a big singer she is a rapper, but she sound alot better singing live than some of them out there who is actually singers and some of them singers are a bigger star then her.

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    Isabell Reply:

    @RDK, She doesn’t care but she stay bitching about it……mkay. Rihanna can’t sing live to save her life but she still sings. Not lip synch but sing. Nicki couldn’t beat that even with choreography. Just my opinion.

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  35. sherwin

    lol LA showed her mad love? her album dropped out the billboard top 10 faster than it takes Nicki to bleach her skin

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @sherwin, Nicki Never Bleached Her Skin. Dont Get Her Mixed Up With Krimlin. Thanks

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  36. @chrischris1992

    There is only so many thing an artist can do during a performance so this hole entire copying thing needs to be put to rest. This is why people can not be successful. Every time someone is successful and isn’t openly kissing peoples asses, people wanna fire serious shots and get upset. Grow up! OMG!

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @@chrischris1992, Preach !

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