In case you missed it, Nicki Minaj returned to the Tonight Show With Jay Leno on last Friday night.
Minaj’s appearance was in support of her first movie role for the animate film, Ice Age: Continental Drift (that debuted over this weekend) and the American leg of her Roman Reloaded tour.
Before hitting the stage to performed her latest single “Pound the Alarm,” Nicki dished to Leno comical stories about being a waitress at Red Lobster. Minaj revealed that while not being the most polite server, she made over $500 a week at 19 years old, which afforded her a brand new BMW.
“They always want too much bread. That’s what bothered me. You guys, please, if you go to Red Lobster, stop ordering extra bread,” she pleaded. “We’re so busy in the kitchen and it’s like, the kitchen is hot, we’re waiting for your orders, and have another table. And we go to the table thinking it’s a big emergency and they’re like: ‘Can we have some more bread?’”
Nicki also dished on the advice she gives to her young female fans, as well as shared with Leno that Jada Pinkett-Smit
“I try to mold them, I always tell them to stay in school, I don’t want them to grow up too quick. I don’t want them to rush to grow up, I want them to take it easy because I think when I was younger I thought I was missing out on something,” she said. “I always loved Jada Pinkett Smith and I still do because I had the pleasure to meet her and she just seems so well put together, mentally. Like every time I see her in interviews, she’s always had this thing about her that made me feel inspired.”
Check out her interview below:
And though we did not quite like her nude shorts and leggings for this (or any) appearance, we were happy Nicki wore pasties!
Check out Nicki’s interview Carnival-inspired “Pound the Alarm” performance below: