Last night ladies and gentlemen I have to say I was quite impressed with the very tatlented Nicki Minaj after she sheared the stage for more than have the night with some of Atlanta’s top musicians.
Â Nicki gave honor to all the people who helped her when she first movied to the ATL Â and got her career popping, The singer honored people like singer and my homie Monica praising her, and thanking her for giving her someone to look up to…
This had to be one of the best concert’s I have ever gone too … P.S. She said she will be back!!! Next time with Gucci !!! Much much love…Â The good fokes over at the AJC got all the play by play Â details and I got the photos…
“Instead of being called the â€œPink Fridayâ€ tour, Nicki Minajâ€™s triumphant return to Atlanta Sunday night could have been dubbed â€œThe Tour Stop Featuring Every Atlanta Rapper Except Ludacrisâ€¦And Even A Couple of R&B Stars.â€
The first chunk of her joyful 100-minute show at the Fox Theatre breezed along from the insanely catchy â€œBeez in the Trapâ€ (with openers 2 Chainz) to Big Seanâ€™s raw club thumper â€œDanceâ€ to â€œRight By My Side,â€ a straight-up power ballad that proves Minaj knows her way around a melody as well as a rhyme.
But then the parade started. Quietly, at first, with a quick appearance by Young Jeezy, who rattled off â€œSupa Freakâ€ to a sold-out crowd already amped by Minajâ€™s canâ€™t-turn-away stage presence.
Then, halfway through the concert, Minaj started to talk about a vocalist who influenced her from her earliest days of singing in her bedroom and out strolled Monica to deliver â€œWhy I Love You So Muchâ€ (she sounded great except on those extremely over modulated long-held notes).Minaj had barely returned to the stage when Bobby V slid out from the wings, leading Minaj to state, â€œIâ€™m gonna go change,â€ and scurry offstage for her fifth or sixth costume swap while Bobby crooned â€œSlow Down.â€
When Minaj returned in a straight black wig, pink tights over black hot pants and a cute cap, she had barely launched into her mixtape medley, told the crowd how Atlanta is one of her second homes and gave a shout out to Gucci Mane for all of his help with her career when another guest was added to the list â€“ Waka Flocka Flame.
Shaking his dreadlocks, the muscular rapper sent the crowd into another frenzy with â€œRound of Applauseâ€ and astutely noted to Minaj, â€œWeâ€™ve come a long way from roaches to Rolexes.â€
Minaj, a playful mistress of ceremonies, assured the audience that, â€œNo other place got this many surprises.â€ Well, sure, since the U.S. tour only started last week, that is probably true. But itâ€™s also unlikely that except for, perhaps, her hometown of New York â€“ where she hasnâ€™t yet set a tour date â€“ this Atlanta show will reign as most memorable.
And that was before T.I. skipped out in a gray hoodie to perform â€œBe Better Than Meâ€ and a song from his upcoming album and Lilâ€™ Scrappy also shared Minajâ€™s stage.
The appearances by all of these Atlanta artists also demonstrate that Minaj is well-respected among her peers.
And donâ€™t ever doubt her ambition. Just a year ago she was opening for Britney Spears. Now, sheâ€™s headlining a theater tour that is just enough of a spectacle but doesnâ€™t overwhelm her primaryÂ function as a rapper.
Strutting around a stage setup that centered on a small tower with built-in video screens and flanked by staircases, Minaj was her usual colorful presence, trading a long blond wig for a short â€˜nâ€™ sassy one, the oversize black robe she donned for the opening â€œRomanâ€™s Revengeâ€ for a series of waist-cinching dresses and booty-amplifying tights.
She was a joyful presence as well, the glow of a new tour still apparent in her smile as she playfully romped through â€œStarships,â€ a song that some in the rap community point to as a puzzling â€œa-ha!â€ that Minaj isnâ€™t really a rap star, but a pop star.
The fact is that Minaj is a standout rapper â€“ male or female â€“ with an original spin on wordplay and a liquid flow to her delivery. At Sundayâ€™s show, fans from 6 to 60, of all ethnicities, were equally, and quite visibly, entranced by her performance, whether she was dancing under the firestorm of lights during â€œPound the Alarmâ€ or doing what she excels at â€“ rapping, starkly, her tremendous verse from Kanye Westâ€™s â€œMonster.â€
This was a great show…Â I have to tell me Homie and mentor Manny Halley, and team Nicki amd S.B. Â thank you so so much….
Here Are All The Tour Dates!!!Â
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 Miami, FL United States James L. Knight Center
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 Birmingham, AL United States Boutwell Auditorium
Fri, Jul 27, 2012 New Orleans , LA United States UNO Lakefront Arena
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 Houston, TX United States Bayou Music Center
Sun, Jul 29, 2012 Dallas, TX United States Verizon Theater
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 St. Louis, MO United States Peabody Opera House
Thu, Aug 2, 2012 Denver, CO United States Wells Fargo Theatre
Sat, Aug 4, 2012 Las Vegas, NV United States Planet Hollywood
Sun, Aug 5, 2012 Los Angeles, CA United States NOKIA Theatre
Tue, Aug 7, 2012 Phoenix, AZ United States Comerica Theatre
Thu, Aug 9, 2012 Oakland, CA United States Paramount Theatre
Sat, Aug 11, 2012 Seattle, WA United States Paramount Theatre
Sun, Aug 12, 2012 Vancouver, BC Canada Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sat, Aug 18, 2012 Hylands Park and Weston Park United Kingdom V Festival
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 Dublin Ireland Olympia
Sun, Oct 14, 2012 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy
Mon, Oct 15, 2012 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
Thu, Oct 18, 2012 Brussels Belgium Vorst Nationaal
Sun, Oct 21, 2012 Nottingham United Kingdom The Capital FM Arena
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 Manchester United Kingdom Manchester Arena
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 Liverpool United Kingdom Liverpool Echo Arena
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 Newcastle United Kingdom Metro Radio Arena
Sat, Oct 27, 2012 Birmingham United Kingdom LG Arena Birmingham
Sun, Oct 28, 2012 Newcastle United Kingdom Metro Radio Arena
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 London United Kingdom O2 Arena
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 Manchester United Kingdom Manchester Arena
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 Sheffield United Kingdom Motorpoint Arena
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 Cardiff United Kingdom