Some bar mitzvah boys . Others skip the drama and just invite Nicki Minaj.
A New York City teen named Matt had the party of the century this weekend, when the singer, dressed in a black Herve Leger dress and Balmain cage sandals, showed up on stage to surprise his tweenage friends with a (hora-autotuned?) rendition of “Super Bass.”
It seems worth mentioning here that Nicki Minaj is essentially serving as the traditional hot assistant required of bar mitzvah DJs everywhere. That’s quite a career boost.
Minaj posed for photos, signed autographs and imparted some life-lessons onto the newly-minted man and his friends. Addressing the boys in the room, “Reverend Nicki Minaj” (apparently she’s never heard of a rabbi) said, don’t “be a slouch or a bum.” Turning to the ladies, she added: “Never let a man have to take care of you. Do you understand me? Be your own woman. Be your own person. Do you understand me?”
Preach, Nicki. Mazel tov.
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Luckiest Kid in the World Gets Nicki Minaj to Perform at Bar Mitzvah