Nicki Minaj’s Rolodex is full of pop royalty. After popping up in Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On The Run show in Paris for this flawless performance of “Flawless,” she zipped to New York and bumped into who else? Madonna.
“My trip to New York isn’t the same unless I bump into the Queen. #BitchItsMadonna,” wrote Onika, who also posted a selfie with Madge on Instagram.
The two chart-topping queens collaborated in 2012 on the M.I.A.-helmed “Give Me All Your Luvin’” and “I Don’t Give A,” but the love hasn’t stopped there. The rapstress praised the Material Girl in a recent interview with HOT97, citing Madonna as inspiration for her eye-popping “Anaconda” cover art.
“In the beginning of my career, I took pictures like that, I did photo shoots like that and I don’t wanna lose that sense of who I am,” she explained. “I feel like one of the people who I looked up to the most was Madonna and she’s never stopped pushing the envelope. She’s never stopped taking risks and I don’t want to ever stop doing that either.”
Don’t be surprised if the two envelope-pushers mix their talents on wax a third time soon.