Nicki Minaj, Comerica Theatre, 8/7/12 (VIDEO)

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It was nice to see the kind of pageantry in Minaj's show lacking in Kelly Clarkson's show just last week. She had costume changes and donned wigs ranging from platinum blond curls to straight dark hair, and was joined by a half-dozen dancers and a DJ in front of a colorful set that changed colors and graphics along with the music.

My favorite part was when the screens displayed Minaj's music video for "Super Bass" right at the end of the show, but the rest of the night had a simple, yet overwhelmingly colorful, display.

Not that it wasn't was sort of weird to watch something so fun and bouncy on-stage while listening to expletive-filled songs that Minaj often asked the crowd to help her sing -- even the 5-year-old kid in the audience got to watch suggestive dancing by the half-naked troupe, got to rap a myriad of F-bombs and got to join in when Minaj sang about a girl being a ho'.

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