Nicki Minaj appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Friday (July 13), sitting on the couch for an interview and performing live as well.

During the interview (above), the hip-hop star discusses her move to NYC from Trinidad as a child, her experience working as a waitress at Red Lobster as a teenager, and more.

Later, rocking a nude-colored bodysuit with strategically-placed pasties, Nicki treated the crowd to a performance of her new single, “Pound the Alarm.”