Nicki Minaj Visits ‘Ellen’ / Slams Travis Scott, Talks Old Lovers & New, & Performs ‘Queen’ Medley

Published: Tuesday 4th Sep 2018 by Sam

With Nicki Minaj‘s US tour on the back-burner until 2019, the femcee is throwing more time into plugging new album ‘Queen.’

‘Ellen’ was her latest stop and Onika made sure to make it count.

During her candid chat with the talk-show host, Minaj expanded on her gripe with Travis Scott – who she infamously claimed scammed his way to #1 (bumping her to #2) by bundling his album with merchandise.

On the drama, she said:

“I’ve had a #2  [album] and I never cared. It’s just that when you have a #2 album to someone who’s selling shirts and merch and selling passes for a tour that has not even announced yet; it feels like you’re being tricked. It feels like someone is playing a game as opposed to just selling music. I want to sell music.”

Elsewhere, she spoke about her lovers – old and new, and performed a ‘Queen’ medley comprised of  ‘Barbie Dreams,’ ‘Ganja Burn,’ and 6ix9ine collab ‘Fefe.’ 

Nicki, who’s long been an advocate for education, also spread good cheer by teaming with Ellen to help fans pay their student costs.

All the action awaits after the jump…

While the tour delay was unavoidably messy, we’re “here” for Nicki continuing to strut the promo pavements and plug her music.

Because, all the hoopla aside, that’s ultimately what’ll help her turn the tide of perception in her favor when all is said and done.

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  1. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️B September 4, 2018

    Nicki… Girl ?

  2. The Wig Snatcher September 4, 2018

    Almost 40 years old and HOnika STILL looks like a clown??? No wonder why she’s still losing.

    • September 5, 2018

      Nicki losing Lol you say and is so accomplished so much in that so-called losing state and still doing so, then imagine if she was winning in your standards, 34-35 isn’t close to 40. and if she looks like a clown to you it’s her choice to do whatever she wants to do she is free to do so.

      • titi September 5, 2018

        35 years old going to to turn 36 this December is pushing 40. she is closer to 40 than 30 so… 🙂

  3. The Wig Snatcher September 4, 2018

    I wonder which ballroom house that scholarship winner is in and whether he will actually go to school with that scholarship…just saying we need an update six months from now

  4. The Wig Snatcher September 4, 2018

    Happy birthday, Beyoncé!!!

  5. SMH September 4, 2018

    She’s STILL talking about Travis…

  6. Navy Gravy September 4, 2018

    Funny she points out the angry-black-woman stereotype yet she’s angry. ?‍♂️ I don’t get it. She looks like BOWSER, big mad. Who goes on a tirade about not getting a #1 other than a sore loser? It’s sad and unappreciative. Poor thing.

  7. Meme September 4, 2018

    Say what y’all want about Nicki this era but she’s really up her game. Performance, looks, music….everything on point. Her roll and singles were a mess but this is her best era in terms of the music, lyrical content and performances.

    • SuxMyCockiness =o September 4, 2018

      I disagree performance wise, she’s been trying too hard lately. I do commend her for continuing to go hard on the promotional trail. So many artists give up on albums so quickly when they hit hiccups.

      • Meme September 4, 2018

        You kidding right? The old Nicki would say 2 words and be out of breathe and walk around the stage playing in her inches. Now she’s actually rapping, giving energy, stage presents and not sounding out of breath

    • Queen Missy ?? September 5, 2018

      Oh you made that up! Did we watch the same BET performance? She had mullet and laid on the stage to catch her breath. Huffin and puffin’. Girl bye.

    • Rosy September 5, 2018

      Girl bye with this complement you giving nicki she looks like a clown in a dirty orange wig

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  8. Tori September 4, 2018

    But GIIIELLL… YOU was playing THE SAME GAME to sell albums. Talking a tour with unannounced dates, but you was huddling tickets to a tour YOU KNEW you were going to cancel, that’s even worse because you was literally taking those “fans” money knowing wasn’t s*** going to happen. You was selling Tidal subscriptions, tour tickets, “Queen” posters A N D gold chains, albun A N D tour merchandise…his fanbase is just more dedicated. Plus he’s seems to be a consistent touring act, where as you haven’t toured in nearly 3 1/2-4 years and haven’t supplied quality solo music or features, but I do admit you had some good bops but a lot of flops. AAAANNNDDDDD, if you knew the “Nicki hate train” was in full effect since 2017-NOW, why would you show your weakest moments and shade the other rap girls and guys? And your music and videos could’ve been better because they have been. Just admit you slipping. Continuing the promo trail would be a good idea IF it was solely about the ALBUM AND MUSIC!

    • ROCK September 5, 2018

      I thought as much

  9. SD Journey September 5, 2018

    Awesome this made my very Day may God continue to bless you Nicki

  10. DanYiel Iman September 5, 2018

    I’m embarrassed for this woman, she’ll be 40 still acting a plumb fool for these teens throughts about her pop/rap!! ✌??

  11. Mother September 5, 2018

    Nicki is so pretty with a beautiful smile…that’s all I got.

  12. Jasmine (The Original Princess) September 5, 2018

    She got some nerves. The girl has been selling tour boundles and merch as well. Ain’t Travis‘ fault no one bought it ?‍♂️

  13. Beam Me Up Scotty September 5, 2018

    I think she is starting to realize that she has a lot to be proud of despite not getting #1. I love the wig and outfits.

  14. Ashanti September 5, 2018

    I’m confused Onika didn’t you sell your album with merchandise, sweaters, ticket bundles, ect? looks like you’re just mad you failed

  15. Mthunzi September 5, 2018

    Nicki Minaj needs to shut up, I can’t believe she is still talking abt dis Travis Scott nonsense. Just coz Travis surpassed her on the Billboard 200. Nicki needs to grow up and accept defeat and stop these silly feuds.

  16. Y’all dumb September 5, 2018

    Lol. All of y’all sound stupid. Nicki got more money than everybody in these comments, regardless of what happens to her, she’s gonna be GOOD. Queen sitting next to ELLEN, and who are y’all sitting next to? Your pet cat. Have several seats!

    • erica September 5, 2018

      so does every other celebrity who get posted here, so what’s your point.

      • Y’all dumb September 5, 2018

        That is my point sis. None of these celebrities, Nicki included can care less about what any of you trolls got to say about them. They will continue to thrive, continue to collect their coin while you sit with your 12 cats and hate behind a computer screen in the dark. LMFAO

  17. SkyRocket September 5, 2018

    1st off, what the hell does a woman’s age have to do with… anything?
    2nd off, Ellen asked Nicki about the Travis situation and she simply answered a question.
    3rd off, I feel really bad for rappers who try to perform their songs on television cause they have to either switch or mute words out which sounds weird. Not saying the performance was bad, but I wanna hear p***y not cookie haha

  18. Caleb September 6, 2018

    “It’s just that when you have a #2 album to someone who’s selling shirts and merch and selling passes for a tour that has not even announced yet; it feels like you’re being tricked.”

    She did the EXACT same thing and the only source brave enough to point it out is Billboard. I mean she sold ticket bundles for a tour that was entirely postponed til 2019 the following week, sold sweaters and other merchandise with the album on her website, even went and added a hit song she’s featured on which is accounting for a big part of the album’s streaming units. She’s done more than Travis Scott to push her album and just isn’t having the same results.

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