Now, about eight years later, the "Feeling Myself" rapper is making a cameo in the luxury car's latest ad for the Mercedes Benz' 2018 A-Class model.
In the clip, a lucky driver uses the voice command feature in her car to play hip-hop. And to her surprise, the sound is so good it's like Minaj is in the passenger seat—literally. The Barbz' leader even gives some major props to her driver when she smoothly turns down a curvy street. "Yikes, you did that," says Minaj.
This isn't the first time that Mercedes and Minaj shared their love for each other. Back in 2015, Minaj posted "Hopped out the benz, I'm known for settin trendz," with a photo of herself leaving a black Mercedes. The company replied with a photo of a hot pink SLS AMG. "@NICKIMINAJ We just wanna be your favorite 😘 #Pinkprint," read their tweet.
The ad appearance is one of the few times Minaj's fans have seen her this year. She's been noticeably absent from social media. Her last post, prior to promoting the ad, was published on Dec 30, 2017.
Catch Nicki Minaj riding shotgun in the Mercedes Benz ad above.