3.29.2018

Nicki Minaj Stars in Mercedes-Benz Commercial

Nicki Minaj may be quietly plotting a new album. But that isn’t stopping the rap queen from starring in a commercial for Mercedez-Benz.

Minaj appears in a new spot for the A-Class with MBUX technology as part of the car manufacturer’s “Just Like You” campaign. She pops up after a driver uses voice command options to play hip-hop.

Appearing like a genie from thin air, Minaj bops to the beat in the passenger seat. She snaps her fingers, winks at the driver, and goes along for the joyride. “Yikes,” she says, after a particularly difficult turn. “You did that!”

Minaj’s cameo coincides with a fine print reminder of TIDAL’s Mercedez-Benz partnership. The streaming platform will be available on the company’s rides by the end of the year. Customers will also have access to the streaming platform free of charge for the first 12 months. Minaj is a TIDAL co-owner, along with JAY-Z, Beyoncé, and others.

Late last year, Nicki Minaj shut down her social media activity to finish her new album. It will be her first full-length release since 2014’s The Pinkprint.