Nicki Minaj to Appear, Perform on NBC’s “The Tonight Show”

Passionate fans already knew to expect it. NBC has now provided a more precise, official indication of what to expect.

The network has confirmed that Nicki Minaj will appear as both an interviewee and musical guest on the December 16 edition of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Minaj, who appeared throughout this weekend edition of “Saturday Night Live,” will appear on NBC’s fellow “Tonight” with the same ultimate attention: to raise awareness for new album “The Pinkprint.”

That hotly anticipated album drops during the week of December 15. Minaj’s other release week promotional platforms include “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on 12/15 and “Watch What Happens Live” on 12/17.

Slated for Tuesday, December 16, Minaj’s “Tonight Show” episode will also feature an appearance by Christoph Waltz.

NBC’s latest “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” listings follow:

Wednesday, December 10: Guests include Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Nealon. Show 177

Thursday, December 11: Guests include Dwayne Johnson, Barbara Walters and musical guest Rick Ross. Show 178

Friday, December 12: Guests include Martin Freeman, Megan Mullally and musical guest Yusuf/Cat Stevens. Show 179

Monday, December 15: Guests include Oprah Winfrey and musical guest Idina Menzel. Show 180

Tuesday, December 16: Guests include Christoph Waltz, Nicki Minaj and musical guest Nicki Minaj. Show 181

Written by Brian Cantor

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