From magazine covers to hosting MTV EMA, Nicki Minaj is working overtime as she gears up for 'The Pinkprint' on December 15.

From magazine covers to hosting MTV EMA, Nicki Minaj is working overtime as she gears up for 'The Pinkprint' on December 15.

There are three types of Saturday Night Live musical guests: The "double-threats" like Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift that host and perform, the musicians that play their two songs and jet, and the artists that make their mark in both the sketches and on the Studio 8H stage. Nicki Minaj falls into that latter category as "The Pinkprint" rapper was all over the James Franco-hosted episode SNL, showcasing her comedy chops and celebrity impersonation skills.

Following an introduction from host James Franco, Nicki blessed the stage with a red-hot performance of her new single “Bed of Lies” with help from Skylar Grey.

For her second performance, wearing a see-through black outfit, Nicki delivered a medley of “Only” and the autobiographical “All Things Go.”

Prior to taking the stage Minaj played a pretty convincing Beyonce during a skit of a fictitious MTV show called "Jingle Ballerz", which attempted to explain the holiday season using hip-hop. Later, Minaj appeared as Kim Kardashian on Weekend Update to discuss her famous nude photos featured in Paper Magazine.

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