What was Nicki Minaj doing at a bar mitzvah? And why was she included in the photo above, which Gawker called the “horniest photo of all time”?
According to the Business Insider web site, raunchy rapper and songwriter Minaj was hired by a New York taxi mogul, Andrew Murstein, to grace and perform at his son Matt’s bar mitzvah party last weekend in Manhattan.
She reportedly played seven songs for young fan Matt and his friends, “including the clean version of ‘Super Bass’,” did a meet-and-greet, took pictures with most of the 150 kids, and even offered this advice:
“Get an education. Stay in school. And don’t be a slouch or a bum. And ladies, never let a man have to take care of you. Do you understand me? Be your own woman. Be your own person. Do you understand me?”
According to Business Insider, “The party, which was held at The Pierre Hotel in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, looked like a blast. The event had many major athletes and celebrities in attendance, including Hank Aaron and his wife Billye; former NY Knick John Starks; and pro lacrosse star Paul Rabil. Other prominent figures in attendance, included former US Senator and Governor Lowell Weicker; current NY Governor Andrew Cuomo; and Universal Records President Monte Lipman, sources said.”
Noted a writer at Kveller, “At the very least, we hope one day Matt will be able to look back on these photos with red-faced nostalgia, wondering how much godforsaken money his parents had to make in order to afford Nicki Minaj to perform…”
Business Adviser attempted an answer: “It’s unclear how much it cost to book Minaj,” it noted. But “last year, Priceonomics published a list of booking price estimates and placed Minaj in the $200,000 to $300,000 category.”