Hey, VMAs, what’s good?
Rap superstar Nicki Minaj brought an energetic performance of two fan-favorite songs — “Barbie Dreams” and “Majesty” — to the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards stage as the most high-profile part of the promotional tour for her fourth album, Queen.
Minaj’s “Barbie Dreams” is a Notorious B.I.G.-sampling ode to all the male rappers she’d like to have sex with while “Majesty” is a fast-paced braggadocio number underscoring her own icon status.
Fans on Twitter were loving the Minaj performance and noticed that her own crowd was way more hype than people attending the VMAs. (Minaj’s performance took place downtown, away from Radio City Music Hall.)
Nicki Minaj performing a track like “Barbie Dreams” with this energy is the Onika I want all the time. #VMAs
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) August 21, 2018
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) August 21, 2018
Okay Nicki Minaj killing Barbie Dreams and you can tell the Barbs are in the crowd feeding her great energy #vmas
— Shauntell (@ShayLanise) August 21, 2018
— Nicholas Sye (@sye_nicholas) August 21, 2018
Nicki Minaj is THAT rapper I’m so sorry y’all
— zeus⚡️ (@ruledbyzeus) August 21, 2018
nicki minaj's crowd is more hype than the vmas crowd lol
— ✨ ɥɐuuɐɥ ✨ (@17blackmgc) August 21, 2018
Prior to her performance, Minaj already walked away a winner. Earlier in the night, she garnered a VMA for “Best Hip Hop Video” for the visual for her song “Chun Li.”