Nicki Minaj will earn $5 mill for a New Year’s Eve gig in Vegas: is she worth it?

Nicki Minaj

Here are some photos of Nicki Minaj promoting her perfume, Pink Friday, at Macy’s in November. According to the Macy’s website, the scent is “sparkling with mouth-watering fruits … the fragrance imparts a playful cloud of pink floral petals that whisper the sultry warmth of vanilla, skin musks and woods.” Right. Naturally, Nicki appears to bleed pink in the commercial, and why not? All of Nicki’s bodily fluids must certainly glow with the technicolor hell within which she’s fully immersed her body and soul.

Beyond Nicki’s gimmicky appeal (such as it is), I don’t know a single person who has ever purchased a Nicki Minaj record, but there must be at least a few who have done so since she snagged that “Idol” gig. Also, Nicki has reportedly accepted a $5 million gig hosting a New Year’s Eve bash for Pure nightclub in Las Vegas. I hear Vegas has a bedbug problem, but this is kind of ridiculous:

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj may be the queen of rap, but she’s also the queen of getting paid. The “Freedom” rapstress is hosting a New Years’ Eve party at Pure nightclub in Las Vegas for a reported $5 million. The fee tops Beyonce’s paycheck of $4 million for her invitation-only Sin City show at the Wynn hotel.

Now, we are not sure if this is a sign that Beyonce’s marquee value is getting lower or that Minaj has better negotiators when it comes to getting that cheddar. Either way, it’s a great payday for both superstars to ring in the new year.

It’s unclear if Minaj will be performing at her lavish club event, but for $4 million, we expect her to at least do triple backflips onstage.

All jokes aside, Minaj and Beyonce had quite a phenomenal year. Minaj earned a platinum album with Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and Beyonce dropped her biggest project of them all — her beautiful baby Blue Ivy.

[From PopCrush]

Is Nicki worth $5 million for a few hours of hosting and possibly performing? Why not. These Vegas casinos and clubs apparently have money to burn, and I can’t blame her for accepting this gig. Most of us would do so in the same situation. As for Nicki somehow “besting” Beyonce in the New Year’s Eve stakes, I doubt Bey is concerned at all. After all, Beyonce still has the 2013 Super Bowl show and a $50 million Pepsi endorsement deal with which to pad her bank announts.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

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  1. Gracie says:

    Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, all make me embarrassed to be black. Ugh. Trash, the whole lot of them.

    • Riana says:

      Wow, your comment is just incredibly sad on a number of levels. A few public figures dictate how you feel about your race?

      • Gracie says:

        Yes actually, these women are in fact representatives of my race, and their foolishness is an embarrassment to my culture. The entire hip hop BET scene is also embarrassing, but that’s an entire story in and of itself. I’m not embarrassed of being multiracial, I just can’t stand that these are the reps of my race.

      • Riana says:

        1. Your comment implies that when people look at THREE black celebrity females they assume every black person is like that. If you associate with people like that, they’re ignorant as hell.

        2. Do you know how encompassing the black culture is? You basically just said the metaphorical equivalent of an ice cube in Alaska is making you ashamed of the skin you are in.

        3. There’s so much more that could be said but I’ll leave it at the reason you likely feel embarrassed is because you feel like you have to defend yourself or apologize for another black/AA person doing something that doesn’t satisfy the once majority.

    • DumbistheNewBlack says:

      Your comment is ignorant. Like their style or not these ladies are in the top of their game and do not deserve the hate in your comment. They are not hurting anyone. Your quarrel with them is one of preference. You’re taking them too seriously.

      On other note- I never thought that I would defend Bey (I am not a super fan) but she is a VERY positive role model. Works hard, not out geting drunk/doing drugs, does positive things for her country and community, empowers women, married and had a child in wedlock, business accumen, carries herself with class, etc. Are you kidding me? How old are you?

      After the unmitigated HELL Africans have experience worldwide you should never let the words “ashamed to be black” come from your mouth or enter your mind. You need some pride and history lessons. I am ashamed of YOU. Call your grandparents or something, read a book, and do some soul searching. You have issues!

    • Leen says:

      I hope this comment doesn’t come off rude but that really is a bit silly. I don’t know why you focus on these people, every race/ethnicity/religion has a couple of ridiculous people. Why not focus on the positive ones from all fields whether it is politics, music, movie industry? Nelson Mandela, Kofi Anan, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, the Obamas, Denzel Washington. These are people just the top of my head, I don’t know why Rihanna, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj are suppose to be representatives of the entire black community.

      It’s like saying Paris Hilton makes me embarrassed to be white.

      • Gracie says:

        I don’t think it’s silly. Caucasians have much more people that represent them, some good, some not. Minorities have very little, and usually those people promote stereotypes and epithets that are embarrassing. (Ie, Rihanna p, Minaj, and Beyonce) I just hate that these women, in some eyes, represent black women, and I try my best to be the antithesis of them to prove that we’re not all like them.

    • erika says:

      i understand n’ appreciate her comment….what race is walking into our schools/malls/theatres and shooting people?

      talk about shame….

  2. Amelia says:

    In that top picture she doesn’t actually look too dreadful (by Nicki standards). Pant suits suit her.
    I think I’ve got Starships and Pound the Alarm on my running playlist. That heavy bass helps me keep my pace when I’m having a bad training session, so whilst it’s not exactly the pinnacle of musical achievement, it serves a purpose (of sorts).

  3. marie says:

    meh, I don’t think so, but obviously someone does, she’s not horrible..

  4. RN says:

    Ah, America – where mediocrity and gimmicks shall be richly rewarded over talent and intelligence.

  5. pretty says:

    Can you tell me what’s up with this chick’s obsession with wearing fake blue color contact lenses?
    Aside from the obvious skin bleaching.
    Aside from that blonde wig or bleaching her real hair color to blonde.
    What is up with that fake blue contacts?
    Is she SO wanting to look more like a white person?
    She is so sad.

  6. cr says:

    No, she’s not worth it. But if someone’s going to pay her that sort of money, no point in turning it down.

  7. Claudia says:

    Short answer: No.
    Long answer: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  8. Melissa says:

    I hate Nicki Minaj. She’s nothing but glorified pop, doesn’t come anywhere close to actual rap. She took a tune from the 80′s , worked it into her song and called it her own.

    My friend made me watch her video for super bass and I font quite understand why she’s wearing a push-up in a bathing suit and felt the need to pour pepto bismol looking stuff on her rack?? Wtf!

  9. Riana says:

    Yeah, Nicki is a poor choice to perform on one of the biggest celebrations of the year in a city that thrives itself on the shocking and illicit. I can’t imagine why the folks at Las Vegas would think she’d fit in…cause she’s so unlike the typical Vegas crowd…sarcasm.

  10. Samigirl says:

    I just can’t with this woman. She looks like a cartoon to me. All the facial surgery, implants, and butt padding in the world will not make her attractive or garish. She’s embarassing on so many levels.

  11. lem says:

    I bought her album…and I wish I hadn’t. Garbage. Not even good gym music.

  12. lrm says:

    yes, she is worth it. 5 mil. new year’s evening is not much money-it’s a big night of the year, in terms of events,etc.
    And, she is at the top her her particular game, so 5 mil, sure….
    also, i have a hard time disliking Minaj.
    Her songs crack me up-half the time i have no idea what she is saying in them, but the non sensical aspect is harmless and just random.
    I find her MUCH less trashy than rhianna try hard poseur obnoxious….
    I have to change the station when i hear Rhiana or Kesha’s voice…
    Minaj, not so much.
    I can deal with her, at least.
    She’s actually kind of bland, considering how much attraction she tries to draw to herself.
    non controversial antics,, in spite of her efforts.
    Also, I never hear much about her, aside from the mariah carey drama that was so obv. for ratings and attention.

  13. Str8Shooter says:

    Dumb, gimmicky fame whore, very limited talent. Those words could equally apply to Beyonce or Riana as well, as an earlier poster had said.

    Seriously. RuPaul looks more convincing as an actual woman than this black Barbie Doll.

    If only she had no VOICE like Barbie. Sigh.

  14. MIchael says:

    I was literally blinded by all that pink.

  15. erika says:

    she’s OBNOXIOUS.

    i hate this. how about donating some of that money to red cross/newton

  16. TheOneAndOnly says:

    Good point erika about donations; Vegas once had taste and style,When i found out that this fameho lip synches in her live concerts, that did, a lip synching poser pseudo-rapper. Embarrassing how can a true talent like Gary Clark be ignored over this goofball.

  17. Mara says:

    She looks like a freak ,very ugly puppet..

  18. Indigo says:

    “Is she worth it?”

    The answer is NO!

  19. Alex says:

    She is the most hideous celeb ever!

  20. Queen says:

    I work in the music industry so I saw her when she came to my town about a month ago. I am not a fan AT ALL, but really liked her after seeing her perform. The 12,000 people in the stadium were SO into it, it was a fun atmosphere, she knew how to work with the type of crowd she gets (alot of younger girls, & gay guys)

    We also had some bottles of her perfume at work, and someone sprayed it on me whilst I was hungover. NOT IDEAL!