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This June 29, 2014 file photo shows singer Nicki Minaj performing at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)This June 29, 2014 file photo shows singer Nicki Minaj performing at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Out the gate, Nicki Minaj emerged from an elevated stage floor in all black with a veil drapped over her face at the First Niagara Pavilion on Saturday.  Spooky is an understatement to explain the reasoning behind kicking off a worldwide tour with such a gloomy presence.

But, first during her set and first on “The Pinkprint” is “All Things Go”, a song that deeply coincides with love, lost and redemption.  It makes sense for her to perform that song masking a sense of mourning and grief.

She almost pulled a J. Cole by performing the entire album. But, she missed “Favorite” with Jeremih, which happens to be one of my favorite songs on the album.

This concert made me realize that I might really be a…

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