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Nicki Minaj stuns on the VMA red carpet

She killed it.

 

Ramon Ramirez

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Published Aug 28, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 3:57 am CDT

Nicki Minaj performed Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards alongside Ariana Grande. First, the pop icon treated fans to a Twitter-seizing walk down the VMA red carpet. 

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Walking in with boyfriend and Philly rapper Meek Mill, her blue dress was an instant social hit. 

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Grande and Minaj performed “Side to Side,” from the former’s Dangerous Woman album, released in May. 

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Elsewhere, Diddy opened the ceremony by presenting the Moonman for best hip-hop video to Drake for his iconic “Hotline Bling.” He bested Desiigner, Bryson Tiller, Chance the Rapper, and 2 Chainz.

“Drake is stuck in traffic,” Diddy joked. “Drake: Come get this.” 

The two rappers feuded publicly in 2014, though TMZ reports this week that two have since made peace.

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You can stream the VMAs Sunday night over at MTV.com.

Update 12:10am CT, Aug. 29: Following the VMAs, the full version of Grande’s video for “Side To Side” landed on Vevo. Watch it below:

H/T Los Angeles Times

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*First Published: Aug 28, 2016, 10:34 pm CDT