Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday 2 Tour: Historic Kickoff Highlights

by Patria

Nicki Minaj, the undisputed Queen of Hip-Hop, made history over the weekend with the highly anticipated kickoff of her Nicki Minaj Presents: Pink Friday 2 World Tour in Oakland, CA, and Denver, CO. The tour, her highest-selling and largest to date, has seen over 30 sold-out shows scheduled across North America, Europe, and the UK legs.

With fans worldwide eagerly awaiting her return to the stage, Minaj did not disappoint as she mesmerized crowds at Oakland Arena and Ball Arena, captivating over 25,000 attendees. Her sold-out show at the Oakland Arena notably marked the venue’s second-highest-grossing single-night performance by a hip-hop artist, male or female, since its inception in 1966.

Here are the top five highlights from the weekend:

Minaj showcased hits from her critically acclaimed album Pink Friday 2, including cultural phenomena like “FTCU,” “Everybody,” and the platinum-certified lead single “Super Freaky Girl,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100. These tracks have garnered widespread acclaim and immense virality across social media platforms.

The setlist also featured live debuts of 13 songs from Minaj’s discography, along with fan-favorite classics such as “Anaconda,” “Super Bass,” “Starships,” and “Chun-Li.” Additionally, she performed several hits for the first time in years, including “Right Thru Me” and “Save Me,” last performed five years ago, and “Here I Am,” last performed 14 years ago, leaving her devoted fan base, the Barbz, in awe of her unmatched talent and energy.

Special guest Monica graced the stage with performances of her hit songs like “Angel of Mine,” “Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days),” and “Before You Walk Out of My Life,” adding to the electrifying atmosphere of the concert.

Gag City, the AI World created by Minaj’s dedicated fan base, came to life on stage with a vibrant production that enhanced the epic performance, captivating audiences with its creativity and innovation.

Fans had the opportunity to elevate their concert experience with various VIP packages and experiences, offering premium tickets and access to Nicki’s VIP lounge, the Gag City Headquarters. This exclusive space featured special pop-up activations, exclusive merch items, and more, providing fans with unforgettable memories. Minaj even made a surprise appearance at the Gag City Headquarters in Denver ahead of her Ball Arena performance.

Nicki Minaj Presents: Pink Friday 2 World Tour will continue with headlining arena shows in North America and Europe, including highly anticipated festival appearances at Rolling Loud California, Dreamville Festival, and numerous festivals across Europe and the UK.

related articles

Dive into the enchanting world of music at, your ultimate destination for discovering new and diverse sounds. From emerging artists to timeless classics, embark on a musical journey that transcends genres and captivates your senses.

Copyright © 2023