Hungry Nicki Minaj 'fills a car' with 3,000 of Nando's chicken after Manchester gig
12:18 GMT, 3 July 2012
Starships were meant to fly – but they might struggle to get off the ground if Nicki Minaj is in charge of packing the food supplies.
The US singer and rapper stunned staff in Nando's restaurant after she ordered 3,000 worth of their tasty take-away chicken in one go.
The Trinidadian-born beauty, who is said to be a huge fan of the Portuguese themed eatery, bought enough food to fill en entire car after her gig in Manchester last Thursday.
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The Nando's restaurant in Spinningfields, Manchester, where Starships singer Nicki Minaj made her epic chicken order
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According to the Daily Star, a source
close to the singer claimed she ordered 550 chicken legs, 300 chicken
wings and 60 bottles of coke, adding it was enough to fill 'a whole
A spokeswoman for Nando's restaurant
confirmed Nicki is a fan. 'A lot of the US artists are fans of Nando’s,
like Rihanna,' she said.
representative of the rapper said she probably had the order
prearranged so she wouldn't miss closing time.
The gig finished about 12
and she did a signing after the show. I can't imagine Nando’s would
have been open at that time. She was straight off back to America that
night,' he said.
did a meet and greet thing after the show, and there was some after
party that she went to. But I wouldn’t be surprised if she went to
Nando's or had a big order from Nando's.'
Nicki's on tour food demands are stuff of legend. For breakfast she has been known to order scrambled egg
whites, turkey bacon, toast, Belgian waffles, strawberries, assorted
juices and a large fruit platter.
Lunch meanwhile can consist of buckets of spicy fried chicken – no thighs, lot of
wings – a large cheese platter, a deli tray filled with cold meats and a
set of silverware to help shovel it all down.