Don’t hold back, Nicki! Nicki Minaj showed off her twerking skills onstage at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 19 — and her Young Money boss Lil Wayne had the best seat in the house.
The American Idol judge (a source confirmed to Us Weekly last week that she will not be returning for the upcoming season) made a huge fashion statement onstage for her performance of hit “High School,” donning a black baseball cap, short-shorts, shredded tights and a spiked shoulder piece for the number.
But it wasn’t just her outfit that had people talking long after she’d left the stage. Lil Wayne joined the “Starships” singer onstage about halfway through her performance, and was given a chair to sit down in. Minaj then danced her way over to him and proceeded to give him a raunchy lap dance, full of plenty of gyrating and tweaking moves.
“I’m the luckiest guy in the world,” Weezy declared to the live crowd at the end of the performance, adding, “All dat a–” as he pointed to Minaj’s famous derriere.
The outspoken singer was the only one of four judges not to perform at the American Idol finale on FOX last week, which she attributed to her commitment to perform at the Billboard Music Awards, broadcast by ABC.
“I wasn’t allowed to perform on Idol and Billboard,” she told reporters in a press conference last week.
Fellow American Idol judge Randy Jackson confirmed his decision to leave the show after 12 years earlier this month, and Minaj’s rival Mariah Carey will likely not be returning due to her planned brand-new world tour later this year. Minaj will also likely be on her way out.
“It’s safe to say [Minaj] isn’t coming back to Idol,” an insider told Us of her ties to the franchise. “She’s okay with it. She had a great time but was only going to do one season anyway.”
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