AceShowbiz - Nicki Minaj is the ultimate party queen. The "Anaconda" hitmaker graced the stage at Hammerstein Ballroom for Philipp Plein's official after-party over the weekend. She sent fans into frenzy as she performed her hits and brought out a number of A-list hip-hop artists to join her for surprise collaborations.
Rocking about-to-pop PVC pants, thigh-high boots and an army jacket, the Trinidadian-born raptress belted out "Black Barbies" before letting Rae Sremmurd take the center stage during the lively set. Going shirtless, Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy urged the crowd to jump as they performed a rendition of their smash hit single "Black Beatles".
Nicki later invited 21 Savage to join her. Going all black in jeans and a leather jacket, the boyfriend of Amber Rose assisted the Young Money femcee to perform their London on Da Track-produced collaboration, "No Flag".
Nicki injected the night with more excitement as she brought out Yo Gotti. The two then joined forces to perform their gold-certified collaboration, "Rake it Up". The explosive performance marked the pair's debut performance of the song since its release in June.
The raptress closed her act by urging the audience, who included 50 Cent, Paris Hilton, Ne-Yo and Bella Thorne, to pursue higher education. She then slammed designers who appropriate black culture while giving a special shout-out to Philipp Plein, whose approach admirably leads to an unforced diversity on his runway and guest list.
"Thank you, Philipp Plein, for including our culture," she said. "Designers get really big and really rich off of our culture, and then you don't see a motherf**ker that look anything like us in the front row half the time. So let's make some noise for Philipp Plein tonight."
Because of his approach, Philipp was even said to be an "outsider" who broke the rules of fashion. He previously said in an interview, "We like just the right amount of wrong. Just because fashion is a big business doesn't mean that is has to be stiff and serious."