Saturday Night Live musical guest Nicki Minaj did more than just gyrate on stage during three song performances. She also showed her acting chops, impersonating Kim Kardashian during a “Weekend Update” segment about Mrs. West’s Paper Magazine photos.
Apparently, the photo shoot was really intended to be a series about getting regular gynecological checkups, or preventing the Keystone XL pipeline, or teaching math to high school kids.
It’s a fun bit, and Minaj plays it well, with just enough ditziness in her voice to emulate the real Kardashian without moving into cartoonish territory. I’m sure her performance is the reason this video was so popular this weekend, and not the three inches of cleavage.