Watch Nicki Minaj’s Jaw-Dropping NYE Performance: Starships Shutdown!

Watch Nicki Minaj Shut Down ‘Starships’ Performance on NYE

Nicki Minaj, the renowned rapper, recently made headlines when she abruptly stopped performing her hit single “Starships” during a New Year’s Eve performance at E11EVEN in Miami. In a TikTok video, Minaj can be seen starting the song but then signaling for the backing track to stop after just a few lines. This unexpected move left the crowd amazed and curious about the reason behind Minaj’s decision.

Unenthusiastic Start and Surprise Announcement

As the crowd sang the majority of the lyrics for Minaj, she appeared somewhat unenthusiastic from the start. This led to her waving her hand, indicating her desire for the backing track to halt. In the video, she can be heard saying, “Hold on. Psych, psych, psych, psych. I don’t perform that song no more, y’all. I don’t like it, what y’all want me to do? Stupid song.” The unexpected declaration stunned both the audience and fans alike.

Minaj’s Past Dislike for “Starships”

This is not the first time Minaj has expressed her disfavor for the song. In a 2020 interview with Pollstar Live, she openly stated, “I hate ‘Starships,’ I mean ew, ‘Starships?’ Why did I do that? I really think that every time I hear it.” It seems that Minaj’s distaste for the track has been present for quite some time.

Other Hits that Minaj Regrets

During the same interview, Minaj also expressed regret over some of her other popular hits. She revealed, “I