This queen from Queens now has the key to prove it.
Rapper Nicki Minaj, who as a child moved to Jamaica from her native Trinidad and Tobago, has been given an official “Key to the City.” A gift from Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, the singer snapped a photo of the golden honor and shared it on Instagram Monday evening.
“#MajorKey what a pleasant surprise? Wish I was there to receive it. Thank you so much!” the singer wrote in the post, mentioning Katz in a hashtag. Minaj also shared the news with her 21 million Twitter followers.
In the Instagram post, Minaj said she hopes to meet Katz soon, which means we may get a photo of the queen herself posing with the prize.
The shiny award notes Minaj’s “Outstanding Career Achievements in Music,” which doesn’t come as much of a surprise, considering the performer’s 10 Grammy nominations.
Katz did not immediately respond for comment.