Nicki Minaj, The Queen of Rap
Updated: Nov 24, 2019
On the 11th of March, I saw Nicki Minaj live in concert on her European tour at the O2 Arena in London. She was amazing to see live and she performed a lot of the old songs that I needed her to perform. The concert honestly was one of the greatest concerts I’ve been to in a very long time. I can’t even put into words how much I enjoyed the concert. It’s indescribable.
Nicki Minaj is hands down the best female rapper to grace this planet and if you disagree you can debate with your mother because I definitely do not care. No one is touching her when it comes to skill, talent or stage presence.
Now I can definitely admit that Nicki has definitely become complacent over the years and Cardi is definitely doing her thing hands down. But this isn’t a blog post about Cardi B and I’m not here to compare the two, I’m just here to let you guys know how amazing it was to see Nicki Minaj perform live.
So I attended the Queen tour with Juice WRLD being her opening act. I absolutely hated Juice’s act because I found the entire set to be quite demonic. The graphics that he had playing behind him while he performed I just did not agree with at all. There were a lot of skeleton, satanic and demon imagery that I do not condone one bit. I found myself constantly praying throughout his performance because I honestly did not know the type of music that he puts out into the world, because I’ve never listen to his music. Originally Nicki was supposed to go on tour with Future and since I knew Future’s songs I was prepared to see him. However when Nicki announced that Future was no longer on the tour and she was going on tour with Juice I didn’t bother to research his songs because I just wasn’t bothered. Oh what a huge mistake I made, because if I had done my research prior to his set, then I would have been prepared and could have brought ear plugs.
Anyways once Juice was done with his stupid set, I finally could feel excited knowing that Nicki was going to be on stage soon and when she did come on stage, I lost my absolute mind!!!
A lot of you don’t know this but I’ve actually been a huge Nicki fan for just under a decade now. Like all her mixtape songs prior to Pink Friday I was a very big fan of. So you can only imagine how crazy I went when she performed one of her biggest mixtape hits Itty Bitty Piggy. She not only performed her mixtape song, but she also performed her Monster verse, Roman’s Revenge, Up All Night and many more hits. And when I tell you I went absolutely nuts, I turned into a completely different human being. Like seriously I was a completely different woman that entire night because the amount of screaming and shouting I did of lyrics… I was acting as if I was on stage with Nicki Minaj herself, performing the songs right next to her.
I couldn’t help that I was just in so much excitement, love and awe of this phenomenal woman that I have loved for years and appreciated the music of for many years. It was very refreshing to see her perform her old songs. Don’t get me wrong, Queen (her latest album) has a few hits but nothing will ever ever top Nicki’s old hits because those were the hits she created when she was hungry, on her absolute grind and just trying to make it to the top. Old Nicki Minaj is a Nicki Minaj that will never ever ever ever be beaten or topped because she was constantly in her bag.
Overall the concert was amazing and I enjoyed every last second of it. I’m grateful that I was able to see her live on her European tour and I can say that my life was made on that day. Despite the whole entire social media Nicki hate train that I’ve seen over the past couple months on Twitter especially, that was definitely not reflected in the crowd on that night because Nicki got so much love and praise. Every single song she performed the audience knew every single word. It truly was a moment for life.
Until next time,
- Jen xo
P.S: Below are some videos I took on the night. Excuse my terrible rapping and singing voice lol!