Nicki Minaj Performs ‘Starships’ On American Idol

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Nicki Minaj hit the “American Idol” stage on Thursday night (March 29) to perform her single“Starships.” Nicki, in a revealing low-cut dress (which, no doubt made censors nervous), bounced around, joined by a gaggle of energetic dancers. The roaring crowd went crazy for the inspirational number, which ended on the note of a full-out dance party. 

Nicki Minaj Shows More Skin On ‘Starships’ Video Set

Following her performance, Nicki gushed to host Ryan Seacrest on how much fun she’s having. “I’m having an amazing time. I’d like to thank you guys, the world, all the Barbz. I love you so much Barbz!” Minaj then shared that she wanted to be a guest judge soon and added “J. Lo can you scoot over a little bit?” Judge Randy Jackson seemed welcoming but neither Steven Tyler nor Jennifer Lopez looked too thrilled. “I don’t know if there’s enough room for both of us up here!” Lopez said somewhat playfully. Shots fired?

Nicki’s new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded officially debuts on April 3.

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During an interview with MTV News during NBA’s 2012 All-Star Game in Orlando Florida earlier this month, Nicki shared, “April 3 is gonna be a doozy. It’s gonna be crazy,” she said of her album release date. “It’s gonna be important for just hip-hop culture and pop culture. It’s gonna be very big.”