Is Nicki Minaj trying to make it right with the Jews? Probably not, but she sure did make a lot of young Jews very happy when she performed at a Bar Mitzvah in New York City over the weekend.
The mega superstar, known for such tasteful hits as 'Anaconda', 'Va Va Voom', and 'Superbass', performed a set of seven songs at Matt Murstein’s now-legendary Bar Mitzvah. Murstein is the son of New York taxi tycoon, Andrew Murstein, who dished out a reported $300,000 to $400,000 for the performance.
But the curvaceous singer hasn’t always made the headlines for charming the tribe. Her music video for her hit 'Only' caused an uproar last year when it was released featuring distinct Nazi references and imagery. To make matter worse, the video–which has over 50 million hits on youtube– debuted on the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht, with the Anti Defamation League calling it, “a new low for pop culture’s exploitation of Nazi symbolism”.
Minaj later apologized saying, “I’d never condone Nazism in my art.”
But there was no dwelling on old grievances at the Bar Mitzvah, where the impressive guest list also included NBA legend, John Starks.
The raunchy rapper even dished up some pretty fine advice to the Bar Mitzvah boy, or in Minaj’s own words, her “new boy toy," and his friends.
“Get an education. Stay in school. And don’t be a slouch or a bum,” she said. “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?”
Watch Nicki Minaj dishing out advice at the Bar Mitzvah here.
Inset: "With my new boy toy at his Bar Mitzvah. Hi Matt! Mazel Tov!" Via @instagram.com/nickiminaj