Nicki Minaj is about to leave her Pinkprint all over the RuPaul’s Drag Race main stage.
Like Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, and Miley Cyrus before her, the “Super Bass” singer has been announced as the special guest judge for the upcoming Season 12 premiere of the Emmy-winning competition series.
Minaj’s Drag Race debut was announced in a new promo video, which shows her pounding the alarm down the Drag Race runway. It also features our first look at this season’s crop of queens out of drag in the work room—gagging over the appearance of Ms. Minaj. Can you blame them?
In case you need a RuFresher, the 13 girls who will have you gagging this season are Aiden Zhane, Brita, Crystal Methyd, Dahlia Sin, Gigi Goode, Heidi N Closet, Jackie Cox, Jaida Essence Hall, Jan, Nicky Doll, Rock M. Sakura, Sherry Pie, and Widow Von’Du.
“With each new generation of queens, the RuPaul’s Drag Race revolution continues to drive culture,” said RuPaul in an official statement. “And as more and more new viewers discover the show, the phenomenon continues to open hearts and minds with love, laughter and a whole lotta sass.”
Check out Minaj’s Drag Race debut in the video below.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 premieres Friday, February 28 at 8/7c on VH1.