Spotted Nicki Minaj outside of the Wendy Williams posing and signing autographs. Nicki performed “Right Thru Me” live on the show and she discussed her debut CD Pink Friday, which drops on Pink Monday.

During the show, Nicki spoke to Wendy Williams about people referring to her as a character or “gimmick”

No, when I first started rapping I felt like I had to be someone. Like everyone was telling me, ‘Oh be this way. You’re from Queens, be hard.’ That wasn’t really me and that wasn’t who I wanted to be. When I changed the people who were around me, I just started being free. You know, I’ve always been animated; I’ve always been crazy. I studied theater.