Nicki Minaj surprises pint-sized superfans turned viral video stars on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' -- watch it here

Since posting a video on YouTube in mid-September, eight-year-old British schoolgirl Sophia Grace Brownlee has become a viral video star with her beyond-impressive rendition of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.”

The clip, which also features Sophia’s 5-year-old cousin, Rosie, has already reached 7 million views and counting, landing the two little girls a spot on today’s Ellen. And let me just say, I loved everything about it.

Sophia and Rosie, decked out in their pink princess outfits(!) from the original video, chatted with Ellen about their love for Ms. Minaj and learning all those words to the famous tune — it only took them two days — and performed the song for the Ellen audience, before getting the surprise of their very young lives: an appearance by Minaj herself.

Watch the ensuing freakout below, and Nicki’s very wise advice to both girls:

Tell us what you think of Sophia and Rosie’s performance in the comments.

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  • Deiona jordan

    Omg she nicki minaj lyrics down

    • lady googoo

      nicki minaj is the worst of the worst out there right now. she is just a black wanna be gaga. and trust me when lady gaga sucks and you’re trying to imitate crap.. you really have no purpose what-so-ever. ra ra oh fa fa, ma ma, pa pa crap o la.

      • Just a Thought

        a wannabe lady gaga from a chick whose name is lady googoo. Know that there is nothing new under the sun and Lady Gaga is imitating someone, Patty LaBelle, Bootsie Collins… just to name a few. People you may not even know! Nicki Minaj is loved by many… even if you are not one of them. And if you dislike Nicki Minaj so much, WHY are you HERE!!??

  • BeBe

    Oh my! Those little girls are too cute!

  • Nance

    Pure joy and excitement! I also loved the Dad tearing up in the audience.

  • Emoney

    God that’s cute. Nicki was very sweet to them. So was Ellen. Love the half-mute little blonde, too.

  • Mom in the Suburbs

    Dear lord, that’s adorable. I didn’t know much about Nicki Minaz, but after seeing this, my respect for her has really grown. Amazing that a big star like that would take the time.

    • vin

      I was thinking the same thing.

  • Anna

    This kid is going to be a star.

  • ST

    Those girls are too cute! Such fun, bouncy little girl energy. I’m not a huge fan of Nikki but she was very sweet to them. Kudos to her and those two talented little ones.

  • Makeith

    Wow, that was great! She really is a star in the making; she has no fear!

  • Manny

    Okay, so you’re reporting on a bogus PR stunt on Ellen and yet has yet to say a word (good, bad or indifferent) and the new Rosie O’Donnell show!?! This is bizarre. Why the snub?

    • Joe

      They are loyal servants of Ellen, Queen of the lesbians.

      • Sara


        You better be careful Joe. You know what they say about posters that comment on websites that feature news on gay & lesbian entertainers….I’m just sayin.

    • Rob

      Hey Manny,

      What’s so bogus? PR Stunt? You make no sense. Everything about entertainment is PR let alone a talk show full of guests promoting books, movies, TV shows, you name it. Ellen is one talk show in a field of countless others. Those little girls will remember that day for the rest of their lives and it was great of Ellen & Nicki to not only make it happen but make it great TV.

      I love how you are irritated by the lack of Rosie coverage so you diss Ellen’s show. Since you miss your Rosie coverage, here’s my review…it stunk! As a big fan of Rosie during her first talk show (actually the first 2 years of it), I found it lacking in several crucial areas…one being funny. Why Rosie does game show segments are beyond me. She helps the contestants cheat. Granted no brain science required but come on. Oh, by the way Manny, nothing on Rosie’s premiere smacked of PR did it? Dancing shirtless guys…Check! Suze Orman…Check! Even Oprah herself…check!!!

  • Manny

    about (not ‘and’)

  • NonEntity

    Attention Ellen Degeneres and Nutsy Mainj: Stop infecting America’s children with mediocre pop branding. No child should ever be subjected to either of these bland two-dimensional celebrities.

    • Rob

      And someone monikered NONENTITY should??? You’re a double douche.

      • NonEntity

        And you are a triple douche for responding in a way that has no relation to the message I posted. You should set down the meth so those jitters don’t make you type in four question marks instead of three.

      • Bryan Cranston

        Please move out of your parents basement and embrace the sunlight. It might open that non-sensical mind of yours….and then you might be able to finally finish high school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Catherine Perricone

    I cried just like the family did…I loved those little girls! So great to see such excitement!

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  • Gemma

    LMFAO this made my day!!! How freaking cute is that :)

  • yakita

    she is a gift sent from god she is very talented and i love the other girl too and nicki was very nice to them and it was really great that she went out the way to do this i love it.

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