Nicki Minaj Performs ‘The Night Is Still Young’ and ‘Hey Mama’ With David Guetta at 2015 Billboard Music Awards [VIDEO]
Nicki Minaj is the one of the most genre-bending rappers of this generation -- that much we know for certain -- and she kept the sentiment going Sunday night (May 17) at the Billboard Music Awards, performing "The Night Is Still Young" and "Hey Mama" with EDM superstar David Guetta.
At the start of her performance, the rapper emerged from a box made to resemble a small boutique with purses and shoes inside and with what looked to be the Japanese skyline behind her. The Pinkprint creator incorporated the spirit of one of the world's busiest cities for her stage performance while paying homage to her island roots, offering some consistent slow grinding while singing "The night is still young."
By the time "Hey Mama" was in effect, the setup had switched from the streets of Japan to the typical look of an EDM festival. Guetta waved from atop a steel structure where his turntables were situated and balls of fire spouted from different areas of the stage as Minaj bounced back and forth.
From dancing "in the streets" to twerking at a "festival," there's no telling what can happen in one evening if you're Nicki Minaj. The night is young, indeed.
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