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Nicki Minaj Inspires 'Fridging' Trend

Rapper encouraging fans to pose inside refrigerators

September 14, 2011 4:35 PM ET
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Heems of Das Racist 'Fridging'
J. Escobedo Shepherd via Twitter

A photo of Nicki Minaj hanging out inside a refrigerator in a Glamour photo shoot has sparked a trend on Twitter, with the diminutive rapper's fans appearing in their own versions of the shot, preferably inside their parents' fridge.

Fridging, a take-off on the planking meme that was immortalized by Jay-Z in the Watch the Throne track "Gotta Have It" – "I'm planking on a milli" – took off almost immediately yesterday, resulting in stars such as Jersey Shore's Snooki and Das Racist emcee Heems posing in their own shots.

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