Nicki Minaj was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, promoting her new album, Queen. It made for a good set-up: Colbert didn't drop into any tricky questions about Minaj's latest controversies, and the rapper responded with an easy-going charm. Hell, they even had a playful rapport. A couple minutes in, after praising Queen's artwork, Colbert asked about "Barbie Dreams," on which Minaj brings up just about every mainstream hip-hop star (and Odell Beckham Jr.) and explains why they will never sleep with her. "But I notice that I'm not on the list of men," Colbert said. "It's pretty comprehensive. It's a pretty comprehensive list[...] I'm just curious, if I were to make the list, how might you inform me?"
Minaj was unfazed. "I might fuck Stephen after the show / He gon' come back to work with a magical glow." Colbert went red; John Batiste laughed in his direction; the audience responded as though it was a scandalous soap opera. And then Nicki continued. "But when you see us, please [utterly useless CBS censor bleep] don't stare / Just address me as Queen Nicki Colbert."
Congratulations to everyone involved.
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