Nicki Minaj Happy About Prince Shout Out

9 November 2011, 10:17 | Updated: 9 November 2011, 10:36

The 'Pink Friday' rapper says Prince made her day after mentioning her on stage.

Nicki Minaj performed alongside Prince last night in New York City, where she received a personal shout out from the flamboyant artist.

The 'Fly' rapper, who arrived with Marie Antoinette-style hair decorated with palm leave,  performed several of her most popular tracks for a-list celebrities including Jessica Alba, Uma Thurman and Blake Lively.

However Minaj tweeted after the party that it was the 'Purple Rain' singer who had impressed her the most.

"Prince just shut new york city DOWNNNN. Wow," Minaj wrote. "Shouted me out while he was on stage and errrthang grorl!!!!"

The lavish runway show and party were held to celebrate the launch of a new H&M collection by Donatella Versace, who is a self-confessed fan of both artists.

"To have my friend, the great, the amazing, the one and only Prince, and the extraordinary Nicki Minaj both perform at the event will create exactly the feeling of joy and glamour I want this partnership to express," Donatella told Women's Wear Daily before the launch.

Minaj is currently working on the follow-up to her 2010 debut album 'Pink Friday', and has promised fans her male alter ego Roman will feature heavily on the new release.