After Enrique Iglesias begged off becoming an homme fatale — and denying us the much-coveted “Hold It Against Me”/“Tonight” mash-up — Britney Spears was left without an opening act for her huge upcoming tour.
After a few weeks of speculation and a lot of false starts, Spears finally confirmed this morning that chart-topping rapper Nicki Minaj will indeed join her on the road for the Femme Fatale tour.
“This is the Femme Fatale tour and I’m thrilled to have the hot Nicki Minaj join me and Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo will get everyone on the dance floor,” Spears said in a (not entirely grammatical) statement. “Can’t wait to take the Femme Fatales on the road.”
Signing Minaj is quite the coup for Britney, as Nicki already has a platinum album to her name (2010′s Pink Friday) and substantial onstage experience (she spent the better part of the last 18 months on various tours with the Young Money crew, lead by label boss and mentor Lil Wayne). Plus, she has a penchant for crazy wigs, wild fashion, and strange accents, which essentially makes her the nth-degree rapping version of Spears herself.
And now that we know the two ladies will be crossing the country together, it’s time to speculate what they’ll collaborate on. While their catalogs don’t gel particularly well, they do have a common ally in Black Eyed Peas producer will.i.am.
What would you like to see Britney and Nicki collaborate on? Let us know in the comments below!
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