Last night (Friday, Oct. 30) GRAMMY Award-nominated superstar, Nicki Minaj kicked off Halloween weekend at 1 OAK Nightclub inside The Mirage Hotel & Casino.
The nightspot transformed into a Fun-OAK Haunted Funhouse for the chilling holiday, welcoming clubgoers for an unparalleled affair.
The famed rapper headed to 1 OAK around 1:00 a.m. where hundreds of fans were waiting outside hoping to catch a glimpse of the global superstar. Partygoers chanted her name in excitement as the record-breaking artist, dawning a fairy princess outfit complete with a tiara and wand, posed for photographers. Fully enjoying the moment, the songstress took time to greet and chat with a few of her admirers before entering the nightspot. Once inside, DJ Shift was laying down chart-topping hits, and greeted the global megastar with a personal shout-out as she made her way to her VIP table located behind the DJ booth. After getting settled, “The Night Is Still Young” singer and friends were surprised with an over-the-top presentation featuring giant Nicki head cutouts, confetti, sparklers and more. In awe of the one-of-a-kind presentation, Minaj was spotted grinning from ear to ear as she hopped up to be a part of the spectacle and take a few photos, elevating the energy in The Strip hot spot to an all-time high.
As the night went on, the songstress jumped on the mic to welcome partygoers to the best Halloween party in Vegas. After mingling with friends and guests for a while, the talented artist took over the mic and shocked the crowd with an impromptu performance as she sang along to a few of her hit songs including “Anaconda,” “Truffle Butter” and “Moment 4 Life.” Minaj was seen in high spirits, laughing and carrying on with friends while dancing in the VIP booth before leaving the nightspot around 3:00 a.m.
Photo Credit: Alex Loucas
About Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-born American rapper and songwriter. Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in South Jamaica, Queens, New York, Minaj earned public attention after releasing three mixtapes between 2007–09. She signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment in 2009.
Minaj’s debut studio album, Pink Friday (2010), peaked at number-one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and spawned the top-five single “Super Bass”. During that time, Minaj became the first female solo artist to have seven singles simultaneously charting on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012), also topped the chart and its lead single, “Starships”, peaked at number-five on the Billboard Hot 100. Minaj’s third studio album, The Pinkprint (2014), was preceded by its second single, “Anaconda”, which peaked at number-two on the Hot 100 and is her highest-charting single in the United States to date. Nicki Minaj made her film debut in the 2012 animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift, and also had a supporting role in the 2014 film The Other Woman. In 2013, she was a judge on the twelfth season of American Idol.
Nicki Minaj was the first female artist included on MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List, with The New York Times’s editor Brent Staples saying that some consider her “the most influential female rapper of all time”. Her rapping is distinctive for its fast flow and the use of alter egos and accents, primarily British cockney. Minaj is known for her colorful costumes and wigs. In April 2013, Minaj became the most-charted female rapper in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. Nicki Minaj has endorsed Adidas, MAC Cosmetics and Pepsi. She has won four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards, ten BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards and Billboard ’s Women in Music 2011 Rising Star award. – Wikipedia