On August 28th, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj reunited for their latest fiery collaboration at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
The power duo steamed up Madison Square Garden in New York City with a work-out themed first-ever run through their Dangerous Woman collab “Side to Side.” Introducing the performance, Chance the Rapper called out the duo’s strong New York bond, reminding the crowd that “one of them got their start on Broadway,” while “the other is straight out of Jamiaca Queens.”
As the track’s title “Side to Side” illuminated across the stage screens, Grande — sporting an all white two piece number and visor — kicked off the performance atop an exercise bike, as her and her dancers jived an impressive dance number using the handle bars as leverage. Descending the stage in a kimono, Grande sashayed to jump on a balancing beam, as male dancers lifted weights around her. A blonde Minaj then appeared — also flanked by nearly nude muscle dancers with barbels — as she joined Grande center stage for the tune’s powerful finale.
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