Nicki Minaj definitely got Filipinos’ heartbeats runnin' away when she performed last night, July 11, for the Manila leg of her Pink Friday World Tour.
Among those spotted at the venue were loveteam partners Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati. Tim Yap, Bangs Garcia, and Bianca Valerio were also at the venue while Pia Magalona watched the concert with her children Saab and Arkin Magalona. Sisters Lauren and Megan Young also took time to watch the “Super Bass” singer perform at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
It was a night of dancing and reminiscing for the rapper-songwriter as she performed her popular hits and recalled the events that inspired some of her songs.
A huge white cloth covered the stage of Arena before Nicki Minaj performed before the jampacked crowd.
A few minutes after 9 p.m., the white cloth dropped down to reveal a curly-haired blonde Nicki Minaj on stage.
She was wearing a black robe and held a crystal-studded microphone as she sang “Roman’s Revenge,” a song culled from her studio album Pink Friday.
The Arena became a huge dance floor for her avid fans who sang along with their idol.
After that energetic opening, she then removed the robe to reveal her neon green jacket, violet corset top and bright pink hot pants with printed leggings.
Nicki Minaj didn’t let the energy die down as she performed “Did It On ‘Em” with much enthusiasm.
The 29-year-old recording artist admitted in one of her spiels that night: “I’m so honored to be in the Philippines for the first time.”
She asked Pinoys: “Is it true that the Philippines has the more beautiful women in the world?”
The audience shouted their agreement.
Nicki took off her jacket, revealing her tattoo placed vertically on the side of her left arm.
She danced seductively with four muscular guys as she sang “Moment 4 Life,” her composition about kids dreaming of becoming rappers.
Before she performed her next song, Nicki asked the crowd: “Did you guys come here to party?”