'I thought I was going to faint': Nicki Minaj fan loses it when rap queen takes her NZ flag

A Nicki Minaj fan "lost her mind" on Wednesday when the rap queen and accepted her gift of a New Zealand flag in Auckland.

Footage of the 'Anaconda' hitmaker's show at Spark Arena shows the moment Whitney Coleman caught the eye of Minaj, who was passed the sentimental offering by a security guard before holding it up to the crowd.

Fans cheered as the songwriter proudly stood with the national colours toward the audience, before twirling around with the flag above her head.

Ms Coleman, who was left "literally speechless", told Newshub she has loved the American starlet since 2010 when "female rap was dead".

"She is my queen, I love her confidence, her skill, and her love for her fans is like no other," the 25-year-old from the Manawatu-Wanganui town of Marton said.

Ms Coleman pictured at the show (far right) and after she had given the flag to Minaj (left)
Ms Coleman pictured at the show (far right) and after she had given the flag to Minaj (left) Photo credit: Supplied / Whitney Coleman

Ms Coleman said she had been waiting for Minaj's return to New Zealand since 2012 and was not disappointed.

Ahead of the show, her Kiwi fans - affectionately dubbed 'the barbz' - decided through a group chat on Twitter to get a flag for the 'Superbass' singer.

"I went and bought it and while we waited in line, we all wrote messages for her on it," said Ms Coleman.

During her performance, Ms Coleman waved the flag at Minaj, who spotted the gesture amongst the screaming of her fans.

"It was a moment I'll never forget," Ms Coleman said. "I thought I was going to faint."

Ms Coleman said the experience meant "the world" to her.

"This woman has been my idol for nine years. She's incredible and doesn't get the credit she deserves".

At the same show, one lucky fan -  Manu from Manurewa - was pulled up on stage and received a lap dance performed by Minaj.