It may have been extra easy for Nicki Minaj to mimic Beyonce because she has worked with the star. Before the “Flawless” remix it was obvious that Nicki was a big fan of Beyonce. There is no doubt that she studied Beyonce on and off stage. This is what allowed Nicki to bring forth such a spot-on impression of the pop superstar.
Nicki also did a Kim Kardashian impression, but more people are raving about her Beyonce voice more than anything else. People that have listened to Beyonce off stage are keenly aware of how mellow she is. It also seems unbelievable to think that the same powerhouse singer that delivers with so much intensity is so subdued off stage. She appears to be something of a split personality that has this sort of power that she can unleash at will while on stage. Nicki channeled this calm side of Beyonce.
It really is the year of Nicki Minaj. Her performance on the show went well and this leads to greater exposure.