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VIDEO: Nicki Minaj surprises 8-year-old UK fan

Rapper drops in on Ellen DeGeneres show to surprise internet sensation Sophia Grace
Posted: 14/10/2011 01:49 PM
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RAPPER NICKI Minaj paid a visit to the Ellen show recently to surprise two of her biggest - and in reality smallest - UK fans.

Eight-year-old Sophia Grace Brownlee and her five-year-old cousin Rosie, both from Essex, became internet sensations when a video of them rapping and singing Minaj's hit Super Bass became a hit on video sharing site, YouTube notching up eight million views.

In a matter of weeks, talk show queen Ellen DeGeneres invited the pair on her show to meet the Young Money rapper.

Wearing the same matching pink ballerina dresses they donned in their original video, the cousins took to the stage with Sophia Grace belting out the tune while the Trinidadian-born rapper sang along.

"Within five seconds of seeing this video I was calling everyone. I was also receiving a billion emails. Everyone was like, 'You have to see this little girl'. She blew me away," Minaj told Ellen before the performance.