To promote the brand new season of American Idol, Nicki Minaj dropped by on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about her highly mediated feud with Mariah Carey, what it’s like to work upwards of 8 hours a day and, of course, perform her latest single.
Check out her live rendition of “Freedom” above.
For the interview with Ellen, please refer here.
I said it before and I will do so again: I like this sound on Nicki. Even if some of her songs (the more pop-influenced ones) tend to grate because she’s taking her cartoonish persona too far, she’s a gifted rapper and singer, which many tend to overlook because how insanely popular she is.
“Freedom” is the best example of what a versatile artist Nicki is. Her performance on Ellen was equally flawless.