On a recent interview with pop singer/rapper Nicki Minaj, Today presenter Matt Lauer looked flustered and awkward as the singer showed off more than her huge personality. Donning full dominatrix attire, the presenter uncomfortably told Minaj: "I'm looking at your outfit, and I'm sorry, it's hard not to look at your outfit." (PerezHilton). The pair went on to talk, a little awkwardly, about fashion and musical inspiration on the morning show on Friday 6th. Minaj performed a surprise concert at Times Square later that night during the launch of the latest Nokia phone, later Tweeting about how much she enjoyed the experience.
The awkward interview came after the much celebrated news that Lauer would continue his run as host of the hit morning show 'Today,' after speculation about his future with the show had emerged. He announced his decision to stay live on air, being greeted by a rapturous applause from co-presenters and crewmembers on the show. American Idol host Ryan Seacrest had be rumour to be the successor to Lauer's place on the show but dismissed the rumour before Lauer made the official on air announcement.