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Nicki Minaj Executes Flawless Beyoncé Impression on SNL

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Nicki Minaj did a bang-up impression of Beyoncé in last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, thanks to a white fur coat, honey-colored curls and that smooth-sounding, recognize-it-anywhere voice.

In the holiday-themed sketch about a fake MTV hip-hop nativity special called "Jingle Ballerz," Nicki-as-Bey sings that the baby, Jesus (represented in the skit by who else but Jay Pharaoh playing Yeezus), "woke up like this. Flawless." Lest we believe it's her time to shine, she croons, "This moment isn't about me," but we all know who runs the world. Maybe Nicki could make a second career out of this. Anyone in Vegas hiring any Beyoncé impersonators?