Nicki Minaj "Traumatised" By Customers When She Worked As Waitress In New York – Video

16 July 2012, 14:47 | Updated: 16 July 2012, 14:59

The 'Pound The Alarm' star performed her latest single on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno this week.

Nicki Minaj gave an eye-catching performance of her latest single 'Pound The Alarm' on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno this week.

The Trinidad-born star sat down with the chat show host for an interview before her live rendition – which saw the star sporting a tight-fitting cream body suit.

The star admitted she used to work at the Red Lobster chain of restaurants when she lived in New York and said that the customers used to "hate" her.

The star admitted she bought a brand new BMW car when she was 19-years-old from the tips she made and was left "traumatised" by customers who, instead of leaving a tip, left the comment "lose the glasses" on a piece of paper.

The star's performance also featured an array of topless male dancers as she climbed a platform and fired a smoke gun at the climx of the performance.

You can view a picture of Nicki performing 'Pound The Alarm' on the Jay Leno show below:

Meanwhile, Nicki has been teasing the official music video for her 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' track which she filmed in her home country.

The singer was seen sporting a giant red carnival outfit during a behind the scenes clip from the shoot.

You can watch Nicki Minaj's performance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno below:

Nicki is also among the names being linked to one of the vacant positions on American Idol following the departure of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler last week.