Nicki Minaj Fires Up The ‘Today’ Show: Watch Her Performances

Idolator Staff | August 14, 2012 11:20 am

It looks like Taylor Swift isn’t the only popstar seeing Red: Nicki Minaj showed up to Rockefeller Plaza in a crimson-colored bodysuit appropriate for her red-hot performance on the Today show earlier this morning (August 14). As part of the morning show’s Toyota Concert Series, the blond Barbie performed her Roman Reloaded songs “Starships“, “Pound The Alarm“, “Beez In The Trap” and “I Am Your Leader”, defying doctor’s orders to rest a bruised vocal chord. Thankfully, the MC made it through the performance with a little support from Jordin Sparks, who endured a healing throat of her own.

Head below to catch Barbie’s live performances.

The hot hip-hop star tweeted: “And barbz guess what? Jodin Sparks was praying for me backstage cuz she had a bruised vocal chord too! Haha! We were so dramatic!”

Afterward, Nicki got a taste for some Olympic gold when she posed for a picture with the “Fab Five” gold medal gymnasts from Team USA.

Nicki Minaj – “Starships” (Live On Today)

Nicki Minaj – “I Am Your Leader” / “Beez In The Trap” (Live On Today)

Nicki Minaj – “Pound The Alarm” (Live On Today)