Nicki Minaj joined by Jessie Ware at The O2

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 March 2015
Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj was joined by Jessie Ware on stage at The O2 Arena in London on Saturday (28.03.15)

Nicki Minaj was joined by Jessie Ware on stage at The O2 Arena in London on Saturday (28.03.15).

The 32-year-old musician performed to adoring fans in the capital and treated the audience to a rendition of her track 'The Crying Game' which she sang with collaborator, English singer-songwriter Jessie Ware for the first time.

After performing the ballad - which appeared on her third studio album 'The Pinkprint' - Nicki wrote on Twitter: "Thank you for coming out tonight my love @JessieWare (sic)."

The duet came at the midway point of her 90-minute set, quickly rapping tracks from the record before the song, before later re-visiting her pop-focused back catalogue with her high-energy singles including 'Starships' and 'Super Bass'.

During her performance she also joked with the thousands of gig-goers by adopting a fake British accent and asking if they had brought along any tasty English delicacies for her to enjoy, before thanking her fans for making her "feel at home" in the capital, despite being from New York.

She shouted: "I can't believe I'm back in my second f***ing home. Did anyone bring me some scones and tea?

"Everytime I come to London, you guys make me feel at home. That's why everywhere I go, I say, nobody's f***ing with London."

Despite seeming to enjoy the performance, she recently revealed she contemplated cancelling 'The Pinkprint Tour' after her crew member De'Von Pickett was stabbed to death in a bar in Philadelphia.

However, she was inspired to continue with the string of dates - which will also see her visit the US later this year - because she wanted to honour him by performing.

She previously said: "I can't let anything stop us from putting on the show because that would be quitting. So we're going to continue the tour in his memory."

Nicki will continue her UK tour throughout April before returning to the capital to perform at Wireless Festival on July 5.

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