Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj performed “Side to Side” at the 2016 MTV VMAs tonight (Aug. 28) and the frequent collaborators did not disappoint. With Chance the Rapper doing the introductory duties, the two divas hit the stage, draped in pink (which seemed to be theme color for the night) and accompanied by an abundance of beefy, muscular guys.
Grande rocked a two piece number and visor as she started things on an exercise bike, dancing on her handle bars. Minaj showed up flanked by musclemen, and she and Grande ended the performance center stage.
With their boytoys lifting weights around them (fitness was also a theme of the evening), Nicki and Ariana seemed to have a ton of fun onstage performing their hit, which is on Grande’s 2016 album Dangerous Woman. It was the ladies’ first-ever performance of the song.
You can watch the original performance video for “Side to Side” below: