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Raps reigning queen Nicki Minaj was the musical guest for the Saturday Night Live‘s Season 43 finale, performing twice and introducing a new single.

The Grammy winner kicked off the show with one of her latest singles,  “Chun-Li,” from her upcoming album Queen. The performance paid homage or allowed cultural appropriation depending on how you viewed the performance.   Minaj’s hair, a Chinese pavilion and Asian dancers were on full display for the performance which faced backlash on social media.

I”n a surprise decision Minaj didn’t perform “Barbie Tingz” or debuting a new track from Queen, which arrives June 15th, Minaj used her second performance of the night to spotlight Playboi Carti and his “Poke It Out,” the Minaj-featuring track off the emerging Atlanta rapper’s new album Die Lit:”