Spiting injury and early hour, Nicki Minaj got up early this morning to “Pound The Alarm” in Rockefeller Center for the Today Show’s Summer Concert. Late last night, Nicki sent out a worrying series of tweets that suggested she was “out for the count” with a bruised vocal chord. “The doctor asked me to take 2 wks of voice rest… But…,” she wrote. But what? Nicki’s never been much for the rules, and with Jordin Sparks backstage also with a bruised vocal chord praying for her, she prevailed. Hitting the stage in a red leather-and-lace body suit and with a troupe of shirtless male dancers for backup for an excited, Nicki opened the morning with “Starships,” and then performed “I Am Your Leader” and “Beez In The Trap” for her “gritty Barbz in the audience.” She sent the hometown audience out into day with the upbeat, island flavored “Pound The Alarm.” If she was feeling less than her best, we couldn’t have known.
Check out the rest of the performances below:
“I Am Your Leader” and “Beez In The Trap”