The Real Housewives of Potomac super fan Nicki Minaj got the hosting gig of her dreams this week. Bravo personality Andy Cohen typically handles hosting duties for the series’ reunion specials, but after Minaj’s late-summer viral Instagram plea to host it, she turned her dreams into a reality.
Cohen recently shared set photos of the two on Thursday night (Oct. 7) to drum up anticipation for the special. “It’s the Reunion I could never get away with!” Cohen’s post caption reads. “At the end of ours, tonight @nickiminaj surprised the #RHOP and did her own thing! #AndyConda”
Minaj shared the same photos to her Instagram page, with a caption that displays the same excitement as Cohen’s, encouraging fans to binge watch the season before the reunion airs. Prominent fans of the show and Minaj — including Tamar Braxton and Winnie Harlow — commented their excitement under her post for the upcoming reunion special.
Nicki’s viral Instagram teaser from late July featured clips from the show, with dialogue interspersed to fit over the beat of her 2010 hit “Moment 4 Life,” remixed with “Potomac 4 Life” in place of its original chorus. In the post’s caption, Minaj told fans to let her know what to ask at the reunion special. Many of the show’s cast members voiced their excitement for Nicki’s involvement with the reunion special.
Minaj was recently caught under a heap of criticism for her ill-advised Twitter comments about COVID-19 vaccines, which came about near the same time her husband, Kenneth Petty, pleaded guilty for failure to register as a sex offender in the state of California after his conviction for attempted rape.
She has also been active in music outside of releasing solo material, featuring on former Little Mix member Jesy Nelson’s solo debut single “Boyz” and appearing in its music video.
Check out photos from the reunion with Cohen below.