Last night, hundreds of fans lined up outside the Best Buy in New York City's Union Square for a chance to meet Nicki Minaj, who was signing copies of her new album "Pink Friday." Not only was it a chance for Nicki to thank her fans for their support, but it was also a chance for fans to thank her, simply for giving them a voice. "She speaks for people. She speaks for us. She's our generation," said one fan outside. "Every era has their people. We have Nicki, that's our person. We relate to her. We connect to her."
"It's her style, it's her flow," said 19-year-old Jean Carlos. "Some people won't get it, but the people out here supporting her, all of these people that have been here since who knows what time, those are people that get her. Those are her real fans and that's why we're here, because we love her."
In related news, Nicki Minaj spent the rest of yesterday performing alongside Kanye West at his "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" album release party, also in New York.
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