From one queen to another: Nicki Minaj shows her love for Queen Elizabeth

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US rapper Nicki Minaj and Queen Elizabeth (PHOTO: Getty Images/ Gallo Images).
US rapper Nicki Minaj and Queen Elizabeth (PHOTO: Getty Images/ Gallo Images).

Rapper Nicki Minaj has added her voice to well-wishers from around the world who’ve sent messages of support to Queen Elizabeth following the news that she’s tested positive for Covid-19.

"God save THE QUEEN," Nicki tweeted. "Sending my love and respect to the queen and her palace. Wishing you a speedy recovery – Nicki & The Barbz."

The queen’s diagnosis was confirmed by Buckingham Palace on Sunday. The 95-year-old monarch is said to be experiencing mild cold-like symptoms but will continue performing “light” duties this week.

US rapper Nicki Minaj has long taken an interest i
Nicki at the 2019 Met Gala. She's a big fan of Netflix series The Crown. (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images).

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Nicki is a self-confessed fan of the Netflix series The Crown, which is based on the life of Queen Elizabeth.

“My darlings, as I complete this album and documentary, I’m also obsessing over The Crown on Netflix. The great Kenya Barris recommended I watch it and I've been hooked ever since. It's safe to say I've watched every single episode of every single season at least five times each,” she wrote to The Barbz in May last year. The Barbz is the nickname of Nicki's army of fans.

In 2020 she commended Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, after they controversially stepped away from the royal family and moved to the US.

“Kudos to Harry because let me tell you something, this is what I love about my husband [Kenny Petty]," Nicki said on her Queen Radio podcast. “Real men always say, ‘A happy wife, a happy life.’ It’s so attractive, it turns me on. It’s like, put your woman first and make sure she’s always comfortable and happy."

Other subtler gestures include a mention of Her Majesty on Nicki's track Up in Flames and a Queen Elizabeth-inspired music video for the 2017 hit, No Frauds.


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