|Nicki Minaj in Toronto - August 2011|
It's rare that an Opening Act is capable of eclipsing or having as much Star Power as the Headliner, but Nicki Minaj just might know a thing or two about entertaining a crowd. Joining Pop Legend Britney Spears on her Femme Fatale Tour in North America, Queens native Minaj performed her first of two shows at Air Canada Centre in Toronto earlier this evening. The Hip-Hop star wowed and exceeded the expectations of many, even causing a few jaws to drop in delivering a Lap Dance to Toronto Label Mate Drake during their performance of Moment 4 Life, from her Platinum-selling debut Disc, Pink Friday. Read my Recap with Photos and Video from the Femme Fatale Tour here.
Minaj who joined Spears on-stage in her Encore on Till the World Ends, nibbled on a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich with a Snapple in her SUV (as per her Tweets), as she rushed-off to an appearance at Luxy Night Club in Vaughan, Ontario - just north of Toronto. Arriving just before 12:30 AM, she could be seen applying her Makeup before coming out to greet Fans quickly.
After doing the rounds for an hour or so, Minaj came out to greet more Fans-in-waiting, selecting a few Barbies (her term of endearment for her Fans) to take Photos with. I might have been one of the few to have gotten in on a Group Photo and also gotten my copy of Pink Friday signed. Matters soon became a little chaotic though as more Fans joined the queue and even Bodyguards themselves were asking Minaj to pose for Photos with them - a true testament to her Star Power.
See Minaj blow a kiss to Fans below:
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will-W.)