Nicki Minaj's "Barbie" Premiere Attendance Was A "Full Circle" Moment, Queen Of Rap Says

She is the leader of the Barbz, after all.

BYHayley Hynes
World Premiere Of "Barbie" - Arrivals

Nicki Minaj had to attend the Barbie premiere without her soundtrack collaborator, Ice Spice. Still, the 40-year-old still held it down while promoting their "Barbie World" song. While the latter is in Europe performing at various festivals (and ignoring aggressively thirsty munches begging her to sit on their face), Minaj got to wear a stunning Alaia gown with a platinum blonde wig that fell nearly to the floor. It's one of the first major public appearances she's made this year. The Trinidadian definitely didn't come to play with her style or glam for the evening.

Between taking photos with other stars and by herself, Minaj spoke with the press about her work on the soundtrack. She also shared her feelings about attending the premiere. "I’m so excited to be here for this entire moment, I’m glad that they thought of me. I’m excited just how everybody else is excited to see this movie," the mother of one gushed to Entertainment Tonight. "I know I’ve been saying Barbie my whole career and so this a very full circle moment for me."

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Nicki Minaj's Barbie Premiere Appearance Takes Her Full Circle

The entirety of the Barbie soundtrack won't hit DSPs until later this month, however, a full tracklist was revealed via @PopBase on Twitter this afternoon. Among the expected titles we'll be hearing are "Pink" by Lizzo, "What Was I Made For?" from Billie Eilish, "Hey Blondie," by Dominic Fike, and Khalid's "Silver Platter." Other artists lending their voices include Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, and PinkPantheress.

Aside from chatting with the press on the red carpet, Nicki Minaj also found time to pose alongside leading actress and fellow "Barbie Girl," Margot Robbie. The two looked more radiant than ever in their designer dresses, and couldn't stop smiling and laughing as the cameras snapped away at them. See the Queen of Rap's commemorative photo dump at the link below, and tap back in with HNHH later for more celebrity news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.