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Nicki Minaj Announces North American Tour And Joins Michael Jackson In Pepsi’s “Live Now” Campaign

Nicki Minaj In Pepsi Commercial

Nicki Minaj In Pepsi Commercial

Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic superstar, Nicki Minaj has recently announced a Pink Friday North American Summer tour. (See dates below) Plus the rapper turned worldwide Pop star joins a long list of iconic celebrities as Pepsi’s new ad campaign leader

Nicki Minaj “Pink Friday” North American Tour

July 16 – Chicago, IL at The Chicago Theatre
July 17 – Detroit, MI at Fox Theatre Detroit
July 19 – Cleveland, OH at State Theatre at Playhouse Square
July 22 – Atlanta, GA at Fox Theatre Atlanta
July 24 – Miami, FL at James L. Knight Center
July 26 – Birmingham, AL at Boutwell Auditorium
July 28 – Houston, TX at Bayou Music Center
July 29 – Dallas, TX at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 31 – St. Louis, MO at Peabody Opera House
August 2 – Denver, CO at Wells Fargo Theatre
August 4 – Las Vegas, NV at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
August 7 – Phoenix, AZ at Comerica Theatre
August 11 – Seattle, WA at Paramount Theatre
August 12 – Vancouver, BC at Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Pepsi has announced her involvement in their global campaign, “Live for Now”. Nicki is seen making a cameo appearance in the commercial, The rapper gets frozen in the middle of her concert performance before being brought back to life when a fun loving couple open a can of the soft drink.

Nicki shared in the announcement of the new ad via Twitter. She took to Twitter to share a link to the extended cut of the spot that features a remix of her hit song “Moment 4 Life”. Her tweet reads

“Hey Barbz!!!! -Check out my new Pepsi commercial here!!! and then tell @Pepsi how you #livefornow! #teamminaj.”

She continued to tweet, “Wait til u c the 30 second spot :)”

Pepsi Beverages Company’s Chief Marketing Officer Simon Lowden, said in a press release, “The ‘Live for Now’ positioning will inform the way Pepsi behaves as a brand and is a fantastic filter through which to create exciting and innovative partnerships with some of the world’s leading artists and entertainment properties.”

Beside Minaj, Pepsi has also inked a deal with Michael Jackson’s estate which Pepsi to use the late King Of Pop’s image for its new global marketing campaign. One billion Pepsi cans will feature  a special edition design of the Jackson’s silhouette. This part of the “Live Now” campaign will begin in conjunction with  rolled out around the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Jackson’s Bad album and tour.

Nicki Mianj’s New Pepsi “Live Now” Commercial