Published on January 2nd, 2016 | by Jerry Doby


Nicki Minaj lights up Las Vegas with New Year’s concert at Drai’s

No light shined brighter in Las Vegas this New Year’s Eve than Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) who graced the stage of Drai’s Nightclub (@DraisLV), giving attendees a full concert. We all know her for her lyrical skills and of course amazing looks however I’m going to chime in with a different type of shout out to the reigning queen…#Salute to you for your classy shoutout to Fetty Wap during the AMA’s and having the intestinal fortitude to speak up…that was definitely Hip-Hop. Check out some looks from Nicki’s amazing appearance on New Year’s Eve!

(Photos: Courtesy of Bryan Steffy/Getty Images)

Grammy Award-nominated rapper Nicki Minaj rang in the new year by serving up a full-length concert performance presented by Drai’s LIVE shortly after leading the countdown to 2016 at the packed Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell in Las Vegas. The multi-talented songstress was met with thunderous cheers as she took the Drai’s pool deck stage just moments before the clock struck Midnight to lead the countdown and deliver a champagne toast, sharing, “Happy New Year, Las Vegas! May you be blessed and prosperous in 2016!” Minaj and partygoers  enjoyed panoramic views of the city’s eight-minute firework presentation from exclusive viewing areas at the rooftop club.  Later in the night, the “Super Bass” singer took the Drai’s LIVE stage to serve up a full-length concert performance featuring some of her biggest hits, including “Starships,” “Anaconda,” “Moment 4 Life” and more. Minaj topped off an unforgettable trip to Sin City with a stay in The Cromwell Suite, the boutique resort’s largest and most exclusive suite. 

Minaj’s performance was the first installment of a star-studded New Year’s Eve weekend lineup featuring full-length concert performances by resident artists Chris Brown on Jan. 1 and The Weeknd on Jan. 2, as well as the Drai’s LIVE debut of rapper A$AP Rocky on Jan. 3. For tickets, table reservations and more information visit DraisLV.com/nye2016.

(Video courtesy of Ridge Production)

About Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub

Strategically located at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Flamingo Blvd. on the rooftop of Caesars Entertainment’s new 188-room boutique hotel The Cromwell, Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub takes entertainment and nightlife to new heights.  The Strip’s only rooftop Beachclub includes multiple pools shaded by 10 towering palm trees, a variety of cabanas and bungalows, two full-service bars and a gourmet kitchen. Drai’s Nightclub is a dazzling, multi-level club with an expansive dance floor, massive LED lighting systems, and modern technology featuring more than 7,000 square feet of the most state of the art high definition LEDs in production, including a towering 80-sided LED disco ball – the only one of its kind, and the opportunity to detonate custom rooftop firework shows.  Additionally, the legendary Drai’s After Hours is back in its original location for its 16th year.   For more information, visit www.draislv.com and follow Drai’s at Facebook at www.facebook.com/draislv and on Twitter and Instagram – @draislv.

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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.

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