It seems that the pop stars are just excited about this year's big Grammy event as we are. Following Taylor Swift's lead, Barbie queen Nicki Minaj has popped up in a photo alongside the 2012 Grammy Awards host, LL Cool J.

File this one under 'epic pictures,' for sure. In the pic, Minaj's beaming smile lights up the room, where she's stood sporting some fashionable red fringe and bleach blond locks, leaned up against a gigantic Gramophone. Beside her, there's LL, looking oh-so-sleek in his black newsboy, black suit, black tie and black button-up -- the same dress he wore in the photo with Taylor Swift.

Either Mr. Cool J is really decided on what he's wearing to the Grammys, or he didn't have time to change his digs in between shots -- which leads us to wonder whether or not Nicki and Taylor were in the same place at the same time. After all, It wouldn't be the first time. When T-Swizzle was crowned Billboard's Woman of the Year at their annual Women in Music event, she rubbed elbows with the 'Super Bass' babe, even posing for a few photos.

A promo video featuring Nicki and LL has also hit the Internet, in which the 'Stupid H--' hitmaker and the 'Hey Lover' rapper trade compliments. First, LL speaks about how he loves Nicki Minaj and how thrilled he is she'll be at the 2012 Grammys. The Harajuku Barbie then returns the compliment, while simultaneously showing LL's age, much to his distaste. "I've been listening to you since I was a baby," Minaj says to LL. The rap icon then jokingly replies, "I love you less now."

Music's most elite (seriously, like all of them) will come together again for an epic night of ball gowns and lengthy speeches when the 2012 Grammy Awards air live on CBS on Feb. 12 at 8PM EST. Oh, and don't worry -- both Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift are confirmed to be performing, as is Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson and many more. They don't call it 'music's biggest night' for no reason!

Watch Nicki Minaj and LL Cool J's Grammy Promo