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Watch Nicki Minaj Reclaim Her Throne at the 2018 VMAs

The 'Queen' rapper performed "Majesty," "Barbie Dreams," and "FEFE" at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

by Kristin Corry
Aug 21 2018, 2:33am

Screenshot from MTV VMAs 

Not only did Nicki Minaj take home the Best Hip-Hop Award at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, but she also slipped out of Radio City Music Hall by a very on brand Queen helicopter for her performance. The New York rapper performed a Queen medley of hits from her new album, with a set dripped in gold. Performing "Majesty" without Eminem, she fully committed to her theme of royalty before bleeding her playful fan-favorite "Barbie Dreams." Minaj teased the crowd, pausing for a second before rapping a few of acapella bars from "Ganja Burn." "Unlike a lot of these hoes whether wack or lit / At least I can say I wrote every rap I spit," she rapped. She closed her set with "FEFE," her collaboration with 6ix9ine. Watch the performance below.

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