It looks like Nicki Minaj‘s wish has been fulfilled. After stating in July she’d like to host Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of the Potamic reunion show, she was spotted backstage with Andy Cohen, who hosts all the reunions for the various housewife franchises.
The cheerful announcement from Minaj (real name Onika Maraj-Petty), follows a tumultuous month of news for the 38-year-old rapper that began when she revealed just prior to the event that she wouldn’t attend the Met Gala because it required proof of vaccination.
While Minaj noted she would likely get vaccinated eventually, she added she needed more time to research potential side effects and didn’t want to be forced to do so by the event. Minaj also pointed out that she tested positive for COVID-19 while rehearsing for MTV‘s Video Music Awards, causing her to be separated from her son for a week.
While it wasn’t intended to be humorous, her claim that a female cousin in Trinidad called off an engagement because her fiancé who got the COVID-19 vaccination suffered from swollen testicles and infertility caused a timeline full of giant ball memes and news coverage for days to follow.
Just as the controversy over Minaj’s vaccine views began to die down, “The Real” hosted Jennifer Hough, who visited the program to discuss alleged attempts by Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty to get her to retract the rape claim she made against Petty 25 years ago. At the time, Petty ultimately pled guilty of attempted first-degree rape in April 1995 for a 1994 assault that occurred when both he and the victim were 16.
Hough sued Minaj and her husband for $15 million in August 2021, claiming witness intimidation, emotional distress, harassment, assault and battery. The filing was submitted to the Eastern District of New York. Minaj and Petty’s lawyers haven’t commented on the veracity of Hough’s claims or the suit.
No exact timing has been provided for the RHOP reunion.