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Nicki Minaj Sings ‘Super Bass’ with 8-Year-Old Viral Starlet on ‘Ellen’


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If you've been online in the past week you've probably witnessed the astonishingly fast rap skills of British 8-year-old Sophia Grace Brownlee, who tackled Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" with her 5-year-old cousin Rosie in full pink princess regalia. The viral video was so inescapable that Nicki Minaj herself saw the YouTube clip and couldn't wait to meet the pint-sized talent, Tweeting "I HAVE to meet her."

So the NYC-raised rapper popped in on the burgeoning British R&B stars yesterday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," sending the already-exuberant Sophia into adorable (albeit ear-piercing) shrieks of joy.

As Minaj embraces the munchkin MC and lifts her off the ground, the look on Sophia's face is priceless: it's as if she were meeting Santa and Barbie at the same time. Watch a tiny Brit's dreams come true right here:

Minaj not only backs up Sophia during an a cappella run-through of her megahit (oddly, Nicki Minaj's English-accented alter ego sounds far more British than either of these actual U.K. girls), she offers the two girls some of the best advice you're likely to hear a celebrity deliver all week: "You are incredible. I just want you to stay in school, the both of you. Music is beautiful, but I want you to stay in school. Put your books first and singing second."


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