Nicki Minaj And Taylor Swift VMAs Video: Watch MTV Video Music Awards Opening Performance

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Taylor Swift Nicki Minaj VMAs Video

By Michael Lewittes


Taylor Swift Nicki Minaj VMAs Video

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Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift performed together to open the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Watch below!

Minaj kicked off the VMAs with a tribal-themed performance to “Trini Demi Girls.” She then segued into “The Night Is Still Young,” and that’s when Swift shockingly came out. At the very end, the pair sang a drop of Swift’s hit “Bad Blood.”

While it was known Minaj would be opening the show, Swift’s involvement was a total surprise. Just minutes earlier, the superstar was on the red carpet to remiere her “Wildest Dreams” music video. She managed to change her outfit and shock everyone to give the night’s first major (and unexpected) moment. The collaboration came after Swift and Minaj had the dust-up over the VMAs nominations last month.

As Gossip Cop reported at the time, Minaj was upset when “Anaconda” didn’t get a nod for Video of the Year. Minaj’s tweets on the issue led to a short-lived feud with Swift, who felt the messages were personally targeting her. Swift later apologized, and Minaj revealed in an interview that the two worked out their differences via a phone call, and hinted that they may even collaborate together in the future.

Now that collaboration came when nobody was expecting it. Check out the full video below!

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