“Put ya drinks up! It’s celebration everytime we link up
We done did everything they can think of
Greatness is what we on the brink of.
I wish that I could have this moment for life
for life, for life
Cuz in this moment I just feel so alive, alive, alive”
Moment For Life – Nicki Minaj
And that’s exactly what happened! It was truly a “Moment For Life” for The Kingdom Barbz on August 12 and 13, 2018, when a billboard on 42nd and 7th in New York’s historic Time Square lit up in honor of the legendary M.C. pop superstar, Nicki Minaj! The billboard was bought by The Barbz and it was an epic experience.
In July of 2018, Team Minaj members started planning the launch of the fansite, TeamMinaj.com. But not only that, the team wanted to do something that would honor Nicki Minaj and celebrate her musical achievements in a very big way. Team Minaj gathered donations from fans across the world to be a part of The Nicki Minaj Billboard Project. Together with Frank O’Brien, Founder and CEO of FiveTier, Team Minaj created a beautiful billboard that went on display.
“On August 12, 2018, a group of fans released a congratulatory billboard for Nicki Minaj. It was received by many with surprise and happiness. For the group it was a very overwhelming and magical experience,” states Shadiyah M., co-founder of TeamMinaj.com. “Seeing our love for Nicki broadcasted in Times Square was very surreal. It was worth the late nights conversing in group chats and attempting to find the right layout to showcase our design and choosing the right words to convey how proud we are of her.”
Team Minaj wanted to do something spectacular and genuine to show Nicki that no matter “If the world turns,” we will stay facing her. This took a lot of time, planning and resources. The hardest part in all of this was the secrecy. Everything the team went through was worth it because we never imagined Nicki Minaj would answer us on social media with being shocked and expressing deep gratitude. What was once just an idea became a wonderful reality and we can wholeheartedly say that we are very thankful to be apart of this momentous project.
Team Minaj would like to thank the following for their generous support and donations to The Nicki Minaj Billboard Project. Without their contribution, this project wouldn’t have happened:
A special “THANK YOU” to the following people:
Frank O’Brien of FiveTier: Thank you for your guidance and support! You saved us by stepping in at the last minute and fixing the design with only hours to spare. You’re a lifesaver!
Bafemi Silver/Femi Photos: Thank you for beautifully capturing video and photos our billboard.
The Barbz: Thank you for keeping faith in Nicki Minaj! It was an honor to show love to Nicki on behalf of The Kingdom! We are the most amazing fan base ever!
Nicki Minaj, we love you and we honor your achievement in music, philanthropy, modeling, acting and more. You’ve been so good to us and we hope this shows you how much we love and adore you.