Nicki Minaj brought the shock factor when she dedicated her track “Anaconda” to Donald Trump and Joe Biden at the TIME 100 gala. Huh? Yeah, we’re just as confused. More inside….
Last night, Nicki Minaj stepped out to hit the carpet at the 2016 TIME 100 Gala held at Frederick P. Rose Hall inside the Jazz at the Lincoln Center in NYC.
The Young Money femcee squeezed her curves in a black and lace Givenchy number to celebrate landing a spot (and cover) on TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World list.
Joining the bootylicious rapper on the carpet was Givenchy artistic director Riccardo Tisci. The twosome snapped it up as Nicki showed off the designer’s threads on the red carpet:
On Instagram, Nicki captioned, "When you're the only female rapper to grace the cover of TIME MAGAZINE outside of Queen Lauryn".
Nicki set things off when she hit the stage to perform during the soiree. She kicked off her performance performing her hits, “The Crying Game,” “Feeling Myself” and “Truffle Butter.” But things got a bit awkward when she transitioned to her next performance.
Apparently, Nicki keeps up with politics, so she decided to dedicate her “Anaconda” performance to presidential hopeful Donald Trump (who also nabbed a spot on the TIME 100 list) and Vice President Joe Biden.
"I'm very political, and I would like to dedicate a song, just in the spirit of unity, to Joe Biden and Donald Trump,” said Nicki. The raptress then started performing “Anaconda” where she added in Trump and Biden’s names in the second verse of the song.
Jenna Lyons (creative director and president for J.Crew), Padma Lakshmi (TV personality) and Norah O’Donnell (television journalist) ran up to the stage to bust a few dance moves as Nicki put on a sexy performance. Peep the clips:
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At the end of her performance, she said, "Do you think they like that song? Who do you think likes the biggest butts, Donald Trump or Joe Biden?"
Also at the event....
R&B songstress Tinashe hit the carpet with luxury designer Alexander Wang on her arm. She rocked a black leather studded dress by the designer.
On Instagram, Tinashe shared, "Time 100 gala with the best date ever @alexwangny Thank you for having me!!! ...wearing @alexanderwangny."
Photos: Getty/Nicki’s IG/Riccardo Tisci’s IG/Alexander Wang’s IG