After a successful European run, Nicki Minaj kicked off the U.S. leg of her “Pinkprint Tour” in Dallas on Friday night (July 17). Following sets from opening acts DeJ Loaf, Tinashe, Rae Sremmurd, and Meek Mill, the rap queen took the stage to “All Things Go” and ran through hit after hit and costume after costume.
“This is the first show of the ‘Pinkprint Tour’ in America,” she told the crowd of nearly 20,000. “So no matter what happens, I will always remember you guys. I realize that you could’ve been anywhere in the world, but you’re here with me.”
While photos of the couple displayed on screen, she brought back Meek for their collaborations including “Big Daddy,” “Buy a Heart,” “Bad for You,” and “All Eyes On You.”
“It feels funny, me and Nicki on tour right now,” said a bashful Meek before asking his girl for a kiss.
“I don’t want to kiss you, I just want to lick you,” said Nicki before licking his cheek.
“I like that shit,” replied Meek.
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“Tonight was the best night of my life,” tweeted Nicki after the show was over.
Watch highlights from opening night below.
The “Pinkprint Tour” travels throughout the U.S. and Canada through August, with stops in Brooklyn, Toronto, and Atlanta.