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Nicki Minaj was an hour late performing at a New York Fashion Week's after-show party because she was eating chicken.

The 'Super Bass' hitmaker was an hour late going on stage at 1Oak's pop-up club at Hammerstein Ballroom earlier this week because she wanted some greasy grub.

A source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "She refused to go onstage until she got her Popeyes f****ing chicken [a fast-food chain in the US]. The production team had to send someone out to get her chicken."

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However, the party ended in disaster anyway as German fashion designer Philipp Plein - who had arranged the bash - posted details about the glamorous gathering online and "thousands of uninvited people" showed up attempting to get inside.

The insider - who attended the overcrowded party - explained to the publication: "The NYPD and FDNY were threatening to shut down the party twice because they were over-capacity. It was the worst thing in all my Fashion Week experiences."

Meanwhile, Nicki, 34, is set to release her much-anticipated follow up to 2014's 'The Pinkprint' over the next coming weeks and has teased that it's "so good."

Speaking to fans following a show at New York Fashion Week, she said: "I love you and I adore you. Oh, the album. Oh my God! The album is so f***ing good!"

Although Nicki has remained tight-lipped on the album's release date, she revealed the record would serve as a thank you to the people who have supported her career.

She explained previously: "Obviously, I'm not telling them when my album is coming out, but I know that it's gonna be amazing because I want to thank the people who've rocked with me for all of these years."