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Nicki Minaj: Femme Fatale Tour Kickoff June 16th

So last night was the kickoff of Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale tour. Why am I mentioning Britney Spears? Well there’s not one but two Femme Fatales on this tour the other being…Nicki Minaj! The Hip Hop-Pop diva is the opening act for Britney Spears but according to Rolling Stone her performance seemed a bit lackluster.

Rolling Stone reports the following:

Minaj’s…set lacked Spears’s budget or sharp choreography. Instead, the rapper tottered around on lime green platform shoes that threatened to tip her balance. Although she’s styled as a dance-pop diva, Minaj did little dancing or singing, or even live rapping. Like Spears, much of her vocals were clearly prerecorded, which got a little too obvious during “Monster.” Obviously she doesn’t have Kanye West with her, but throughout even her part in the song she sat nearly immobile, not bothering to hold a mike or move her lips.

Minaj clearly has stage presence, and the fact that fans cheered through abbreviated versions of her hits means that she’s doing something right by just showing up. But as a showcase for her considerable talents, her Thursday night performance lacked the commitment of her records. Surely the wild woman of “Did It On ’Em” can do better.

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