Watch: 8 Year Old YouTube Sensation Sophia Grace Meets Her Idol Nicki Minaj

By Megan O'Neill 

8 year old Sophia Grace Brownlee went viral last week, racking in over 7.6 million views so far for her cover of Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Bass’.  Of course, it was only a matter of time before Ellen got ahold of her.  Earlier this week, Sophia Grace and her cousin Rosie came on The Ellen Show and got the surprise of their lives when their idol Nicki Minaj showed up.

The clip from The Ellen Show of Sophia Grace and her cousin meeting (and singing with) Nicki Minaj has gone viral itself, racking up nearly 1 million views so far.  Before meeting Nicki Minaj, the cousins sat down with Ellen to talk about themselves and their viral video.  These girls are adorable!

The original video went viral not only because of Sophia Grace’s talent, but also because it was controversial–should an 8 year old be singing the lyrics to ‘Super Bass’?  So Ellen asks Sophia the question that’s been on all of our minds—does she know what ‘Super Bass’ is about or understand the lyrics to the song?  She says, “No, I just learned the words really quickly and I like the video because it’s got a motorbike made of ice and pink! I just love pink!”

How amazing is it that these little girls were able to have this once-in-a-lifetime experience, all thanks to a YouTube video?  That must be the girls’ parents crying in the audience!  And this isn’t the first case we’ve seen of this happening.  Earlier this year little Maria Aragon went viral singing Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ and had the chance to perform onstage with Lady Gaga.

Check out Sophia Grace and Rosie’s interview with Ellen and their amazing meeting with Nicki Minaj below, and let us know what you think!

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.