Date: October 2011

Bubbly British YouTube sensation Sophia Grace Brownlee had her dreams come true when Nicki Minaj made a surprise stop on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The Queens rapper gave the little girl such a shock that she wouldn't let go of Minaj before the two performed "Super Bass" together, with Nicki acting as hype-girl.

As if that wasn't a rainbow of sweetness, Nicki then promised Sophia Grace and her little sister side-kick Rosie a shopping spree for books and clothes, as long as they promised to stay in school. It's adorable—and very different from her appearance earlier this year, during which she declared she hates wearing bras and inspired Ellen's risqué Halloween costume. —Claire Lobenfeld