Nicki Minaj took a page out of Kim Zolciak’s book as “asked, believed and received.” Back in July, the 38-year-old said on Twitter that she wanted to host The Real Housewives of Potomac‘s season 6 reunion in lieu of the Big Daddy of Bravo, Andy Cohen.
Months later Nicki’s wish came true when she showed up on set at the RHOP season 6 reunion, where she took over the hosting duties for a portion of the day.
Now a source tells HollywoodLife that the rapper “came hard” for RHOP star Candiace Dillard.
“She came hard for Candiace [Dillard] and read her,” a source close to production told HollywoodLife. “It was an epic moment.”
Gizelle Bryant teased on social media that Nicki’s surprise appearance “was [fire].” However, it turns out the ladies had no idea that Nicki would be popping up until she walked into the room that day.
“Nicki showed up around 9:15 p.m. and none of the ladies knew she was there,” the source said. “They were so shocked when she walked out.”
“They knew it was a possibility,” the source added. “But her appearance was saved for the very end as a total surprise.”
It turns out Nicki did her research before taking over hosting duties for the reunion. She reportedly enlisted the help of her fans — including one fan who she affectionately calls “The Barbz” for some hard-hitting questions.
“She asked the ladies 3 or 4 questions that were sent to her from The Barbz into her DMs off social media,” the source also spilled.
After the above report made headlines, Nicki confirmed that she “went hard” for Candiace at the reunion.
“I saw something that said I went hard on Candiace … yes, I think went on hard on everybody equally,” the 38-year-old said. “They’re tough girls on that show.”
“If you haven’t been binge-watching the season — go. It’s one for the books,” Nicki added in her IG live video. “I’m not trying to be funny. It’s iconic and you’re going to love it. The women were all so very charming in person. I could see why they got chosen to be on the show.”
The Real Housewives of Potomac airs on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.