Watch Nicki Minaj Dedicate a New 'Barbie Dreams' Verse to Stephen Colbert
Nicki Minaj took her throne alongside Stephen Colbert for her first televised interview since releasing her new album Queen.
During her hilarious appearance on “The Late Show” on Monday night (Aug. 13), Nicki chopped it up with Colbert about Queen and revealed the inspiration behind her regal album cover (“warfare goddess”), which was censored for television.
Rocking long black hair, she also spoke about her much-talked-about Queen track “Barbie Dreams,” on which she calls out rappers including 50 Cent, Drake, Eminem, DJ Khaled, and Meek Mill.
Nicki, who revealed that she is “obsessed” with Colbert, added a personalized verse dedicated to the late-night host. “I might f**k Stephen after the show / He gon’ come back to work with a magical glow,” she freestyled to a blushing Colbert, who covered his face and asked, “Are we still broadcasting?”
“I wasn’t done, Stephen!” added Nicki. “And then the ending says, ‘But when you see us please, f**king don’t stare / Just address me as Queen Nicki Colbert.'”
Colbert then bowed down to Nicki, who asked, “Are you married?” while Colbert hid his wedding ring behind the desk.
She admitted that two artists that she name checked on “Barbie Dreams” contacted her after the song was released. “Only one person so far got a little irritated, but then I explained it to him how much I love him, and he understands now,” she said. “And then one person, he was just laughing. He was texting me, and it was kind of a mix between cursing me out and laughing at it. I just kept putting the crying face emoji so that it can, like, you know, make things not as bad… I figured that would, like, pacify him. And it did.”
She was also asked about performing at the TIME 100 gala, where she dedicated “Anaconda” to Joe Biden and Donald Trump. When asked which man likes the bigger butt, she said, “I could only assume, I’m guessing here, that it would be Biden for obvious reasons.”
She continued, “Anytime a white person gets the pass that they can be invited to the cookout, that means they probably like big butts. He’s permanently invited to the cookout because he showed love to our love, Obama. And they worked so well together, and he also just seems so genuine. And I find that genuine men like big butts.”
The rapper and talk show host also swapped roles. Nicki helped Colbert stay on beat as he rapped the lyrics to “LLC,” earning a standing ovation from Minaj. In turn, the Queen delivered a monologue joke about Donald Trump and LeBron James.