News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. May 22, 2017: Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj opened the Billboard Music Awards last night with a nine minute set that included a lot of booty twerking/wining and jerking.
The set opened with a dance medley of her former hits, including “Starships,” “Anaconda,” and “Super Bass” — all playing while various dancers rocked out to some of her most iconic moves. Minaj then appeared — dressed in a black and gold ensemble with a fierce sparkling head mask — to rap her newest track, “No Frauds,” a no-holds-barred diss track amidst a sea of dancers as Lil Wayne broke them up for his verse.
Minaj worked the stage — twerking her booty to the cheers of the crowd and then was joined by Jason Derulo and his set of backup dancers for “Swalla,” with Minaj and her dancers hanging in the background on a row of chairs.
She ended the set with “Regret In Your Tears.” See performance below: