Haute Event: Nicki Minaj Rings in the New Year at Pure Nightclub

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Nicki Minaj at Pure Nightclub. Photos: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images

International superstar Nicki Minaj rang in 2013 with an unforgettable New Year’s Eve bash at Pure Nightclub located inside Caesars Palace. Hundreds of fans lined up and waited patiently for the celebrity to appear. Just after 11:30 p.m., the crowds started to cheer as Minaj made her way through the mobs of fans to the nightclub.

Known for making a statement wherever she goes, the “American Idol” judge was a Pure stunner when she entered the Las Vegas hot spot dressed head-to-toe in gold. The risk-taking fashion forward artist turned heads while wearing a tight gold dress, gold sparkly platforms, gold accessories and a blonde wig as she flaunted her petite frame down the red carpet.

While on the red carpet, Minaj stated that her New Year’s resolution was, “I’m not buying anymore shoes,” and that in 2013 she looks forward mostly to, “My clothing line and working on my third album.”

She also talked about why she came to Sin City to celebrate by saying, “Vegas is symbolic of New Year’s Eve … it’s just an exciting place to be for New Year’s Eve.”

She also discussed plans for her new singles from the album The Re-Up, “I think I’m actually going to shoot a new video for one of the songs on The Re-Up in a couple weeks, so I’m really excited. It might be “I’m Legit” or “High School” but I’m not sure yet.”

Inside, the “Super Bass” star was welcomed with a mind-blowing roar from the excited crowd as she rushed to Pure’s sprawling outdoor Terrace, which overlooks the Vegas Strip to prepare for the New Year’s Eve countdown. The chart-topper became the center of attention as fans screamed loudly when she got on the mic and began the long-awaited countdown to 2013. When the clock struck midnight, Minaj greeted everyone with a “Happy New Year” and a champagne toast as an amazing fireworks display burst into the sky.

After the impressive display of fireworks concluded, she was escorted back inside the venue to her VIP table located in Pure’s iconic main room. Minaj took some time to settle in and began partying with her large entourage of close friends, family and boyfriend Scaff Beezy. Just after 1 a.m., she emerged onto the main stage and got on the mic to wish everyone inside the club a “Happy New Year” followed by performing her hit singles “Moment 4 Life” and “Starships” as guests danced and sang along. Following the energetic performance, Minaj rejoined her crew and enjoyed the night by dancing, partying and celebrating the New Year until the early hours of the morning.

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