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Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012, was once again hosted by Ryan Seacrest, with Dick Clark co-hosting what would become his last appearance on the program. Fergie co-hosted for the sixth consecutive year for the pre-taped Hollywood segments, while comedian Jenny McCarthy returned for her second year corresponding in Times Square. Musical guests in Times Square included Lady Gaga (who also joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg in activating the ball drop), Justin Bieber, Beyoncé, Pitbull and Hot Chelle Rae.
Performers in the Los Angeles segments included Taio Cruz, Nicki Minaj, Florence + the Machine, LMFAO, Gym Class Heroes, Blink-182, OneRepublic, The Band Perry, will.i.am, Christina Perri, and Robin Thicke. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first edition of New Year's Rockin' Eve, the primetime portion of the show was preceded by a two-hour retrospective broadcast from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM ET/PT, counting down memorable musical performances from the show's history.
Nicki Minaj performanceEdit
Minaj performed three songs at the event. The first was her smash hit, multi-platinum single, and "Barbz fave", "Super Bass". She then performed her recently 2011 single with David Guetta, "Turn Me On", and later her Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded "tease" single "Roman in Moscow".
The performance features one of the best live performance ever done by Minaj. The performance by Minaj was one of the favorite among all the other performances at the event. The fans also were very happy with the amazing vocals of Minaj.