Nicki Minaj closed the annual Times 100 Gala with a performance which she said was dedicated to politicians Donald Trump and 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,” she said.
She then began the first verse by calling out Trump’s name, before adding Biden’s during the second.
“Do you think they like that song? Who do you think likes the biggest butts, Donald Trump or Joe Biden?” she said at the end of the performance.
Unfortunately, Donald Trump himself wasn’t on hand to witness the song as he left after just the first performance of the night. However, that didn’t stop him being centre of attention as he got referenced in numerous speeches throughout. The best quote going to author John Green who said, “ Can I just take a pill and wake up in mid-November, and just hope the president isn’t that guy?!”
Minaj closed the show at the Lincoln Center ballroom with a five song set which also saw her performing hits The Crying Game, Feeling Myself and Truffle Butter. While she also took time to mention her respect for all of the “independent women” who were in attendance at the gala.
The event was being held to celebrate Time Magazine’s annual issue where they name 100 of the world’s most influential people. Nicki Minaj was one of the artists honoured in the issue along with Kendrick Lamar, Adele, and Ariana Grande. Each recipient was written about in an essay with Lil Wayne writing about Minaj.
“She’s reached far beyond everything I would have imagined. Man, she’s so influential and doing all the right things. She’s an icon, a boss and a role model to all these young girls out here on how to do it the right way.”
Watch the footage from the one minute mark where Minaj dedicates her performance to Trump and Biden:
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