When I saw Nicki Minaj open for Britney Spears last year, I was majorly disappointed by her performance and implored her to bring her A-game to her headlining tour. Then, her vocals were inaudible, and her stage setup and storyline bizarre. Thankfully, on her current tour, on which she's the main act, she commanded the stage with confidence and strong vocal talent, a huge turnaround from opening up for Spears.
As with Katy Perry's explosion of color on her last tour, Minaj took her love for the color pink literally, injecting the bright hue into everything from her shoes and outfits to the lighting and stage set. Her tour, after all, was the Pink Friday Tour, named after her debut album, and it was a lot of fun to watch and listen to. While she did use a backing track, her singing and rapping skills were impressive, considering how her high-energy show had her running all over the stage.