Although Nicki Minaj has been on a hiatus from the public eye as she continues to perfect her next studio album, the 35-year-old unexpectedly popped up in the latest Mercedes-Benz commercial, which went live on Thursday (March 29).

The Pink Friday rapper makes a cameo about 55 seconds into the lengthy ad. The video shows a woman riding in her A-Class vehicle, while talking to her interactive Mercedes audio system. "Hey Mercedes, play me some hip-hop," she commands. Nicki abruptly appears in the passenger seat, much to the surprise of the driver.

She then shows off the car's genius ability to help avoid traffic blocks ahead. After making a few shrewd maneuvers, Minaj expresses her approval. "Yikes! You did that," she quips.

The Queens native's cameo came to fruition via the newfound partnership between Tidal and Mercedes-Benz. According to the ad's fine print, the JAY-Z-owned streaming service will be installed in the exotic German cars by year's end. Customers will also be able to obtain Tidal free of charge for the first 12 months.

Nicki's highly anticipated album can't get here soon enough. Check out the Mercedes-Benz commercial featuring Nicki Minaj in its entirety below.

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