Nicki Minaj performed at the annual Time 100 gala in New York on Tuesday night (April 26). During her performance, the rap superstar dedicated “Anaconda” to two unlikely people — presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden.
“I’m very political, and I would like to dedicate a song, just in the spirit of unity, to Joe Biden and Donald Trump,” said Minaj during her closing performance at Time’s 100 Gala.
According to Billboard, the Queens rhymer used Trump’s name in the first verse and followed up with Biden’s name in the second verse. Afterwards, she posed an interesting question: “Do you think they like that song? Who do you think likes the biggest butts, Donald Trump or Joe Biden?”
Minaj also performed “The Crying Game,” “Feeling Myself,” ‘Moment 4 Life” and “Truffle Butter” before closing out with “Super Bass.” The performance came with some boss advice as well. “Keep striving to the top, keep being the best you can be, and kick ass next year too,” she told the crowd which consisted of A-list celebrities like Trevor Noah, Aziz Ansari, Gina Rodriguez, FKA Twigs and more.
The Pinkprint creator was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people this year in their annual list of 100 people who are dominating in their respective fields.
In an interview for the honor, Minaj told Time that she works to be in charge. “One thing I learned in business is the neccessity to be unapologetic about asking for how much money you deserve,” she said.
Minaj’s boss and label mate, Lil Wayne, also shared some touching words about the rap queen. “She’s reached far beyond everything I would have imagined,” said Weezy. “Man, she’s so influential and doing all the right things. She’s an icon, a boss and a role model to all these young girls out here on how to do it the right way.”
Check out Nicki Minaj perform “Feeling Myself” (sans Beyonce) above.