From Young Money to old money- Nicki Minaj is moving on up.
Yesterday, the rapper made an unusual appearance popping up at fancy smancy Christies NYC in Rockerfeller Plaza for a performance with an unlikely crowd.
According to Nicki’s Twitter page, the rapper was called personally by Vogue’s Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour to perform at a charity event last night.
The event, Vogue’s Green Auction: Bid to Save the Earth, was attended by Manhattan’s fur rocking elite, who over the course of the night bid $2 million dollars on a day with former President Bill Clinton and dinner with Harold Ford. Nicki’s performance was not announced, but did not seem to shock the crowd. Spitting her verse from “Monster” and then jumping to her hit, “Moment For Life,” Nicki rocked the stage in her typical stage gear- a leotard and a green Frankenstein wig. No Chanel for this belle.
The whole thing was a sight to behold and apparently, the notoriously hard to please Wintour stayed for all of it. While I’m not sure what to make of the whole thing, it does make me wonder if I need to reconsider Nicki Minaj.
Many of the gripes I felt about Nicki are still true and her oversexualized image still can make us cringe. But one thing that is undeniable is that she has found more cross over appeal than her predecessors ever did. Also, so far she has not encountered the personal life troubles that have undermined the Lil’ Kims, Remy Martins, Da Brats and Foxy Browns that came before her. Not saying I’ll be buying tickets for her shows- just pointing out- it’s, well, it’s something.
What do you think Clutchettes: Does Nicki Minaj’s call from Anna Wintour signal her wide pop appeal or is she just getting paid for another stage? Share your thoughts!