Nicki Minaj Raves About London Show on Queen Radio Episode 12: 'I Had the Time of My F---ing Life'
In the midst of the U.K. leg of her European Nicki WRLD Tour, Nicki Minaj returned with the latest episode of Beats 1's Queen Radio on Tuesday morning (March 12). Once DJ Boof ran through a plethora of Minaj tunes, Nicki finally arrived nearly 90 minutes late, thanks to her driver getting lost and some London bumper-to-bumper traffic caused by rain.
Still, the 35-year-old seemed to be in a more upbeat mood after tearing down the O2 arena with a memorable performance that went on without technical difficulties. "Whenever you're in London, you might as well be in Queens. London knew every single fucking thing. They know 'LLC,' 'Coco Chanel' -- they knew everything," she said about Monday night's crowd.
"I don't like having to shorten my show today," Minaj stated. She then brought in a few special guests to take part in Queen Radio, all of whom made appearances during the dynamic London performance hours prior. British artists Yxng Bane, Ms Banks, Stylo G and Lisa Mercedez each popped into the studio at various times, as Minaj gushed over their musical talents, accents, relationships and Stylo's Jamaican roots.
Minaj then spotlighted another artist she'd like to work with at some point in the Holland-based Nana Fofie. "She's so fucking dope. I wish I had time to play her. Hopefully, I can do music with her one day," Nicki said of the Ghanaian singer. The Queens native also rehashed claims that that her music was being blackballed by radio stations, but still managed to prevail and compile plaques from the R.I.A.A. thanks to her fans.
The Young Money rapper eventually came back to the eurphoria that was Monday's London stop. "I just want to thank everybody that came out to that show last night. I will never fucking forget last night's show," she said. "I had the time of my fucking life. Then, to be out with people who I actually really like in the club was a good time."
After teasing fans with information regarding the upcoming U.S. tour, Minaj remained tightlipped, but has raised the stakes for what's ahead. "I know my U.S. fans are waiting for the tour dates and it's coming. All I'm going to say is, the person on this tour with me -- y'all going to like it," Nicki claimed. "Wait until you hear the name of the tour, you're going to freak the fuck out. I'm really excited."
Minaj then took off to catch a flight to Rome, where she plans to see the Colosseum for the first time with a couple of days off until her next Birmingham show on Thursday. Stream the entire episode here.