Nicki Minaj On 'Pop' Audiences
Nicki Minaj recently shared her initial fears about performing for pop star Britney Spears' audience on her current tour. Minaj said she wasn't exactly sure how she would be received by a 'pop' audience.
Of course, by 'pop,' we're sure Nicki meant...well...never mind.
"Well, initially, what I thought was I hope this audience will appreciate what I do. What I first dealt with was a bit of the unknown. Is this something that Britney’s crowd will even enjoy?" Minaj said in an interview. "But it all went away the first night. I stood in the transporter, that big prop that we have on the stage, and I could not believe the crowd reaction before they even saw me. It was very emotional for me. I was so shocked. I thought, OK, on the Wayne tour, this is my audience, everyone that knows Wayne, they know Nicki Minaj."
"When I heard those screams, it was one of the best feelings in the world," she says. "It changed overnight. I’m pleasantly surprised with the people coming out on this show; they generally are coming out not to critique, but to have fun. The hip-hop community tends to be more critical. On this stage, I felt a little bit more free."