Nicki Minaj Opens VMAs, Brings Out Taylor Swift

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Wait — what just happened? The VMAs got off to a pretty exciting start when Nicki Minaj hit the stage with a killer opening performance, but we could've sworn we heard a collective gasp from Barbz and Swifties echo across the Internet because holy crap - Nicki brought out Taylor Swift at the end of her set. Seriously, guys? That was a lot — we need a minute.

Nicki Minaj brought the Carnivale flavor to the stage with a sexy performance of "Trini Dem Girls." Dressed in a fiery red number, she set the stage on fire, windin' her hips and booty-poppin' like an island bad gal. Then the Internet-breaking moment arrived: Taylor joined Nicki for part of "The Night is Still Young." Then the duo closed out the performance with "Bad Blood."

Obviously, this was Nicki and Tay's way of publicly settling the social media beef they had when Nicki tweeted about "Anaconda" being snubbed for Video of the Year nomination. Taylor's response prompted a brief back and forth between the two singers that ended when Taylor invited Nicki onstage should "Bad Blood" win a Moonman. The disagreement recently resurfaced when VMAs host Miley Cyrus slammed Nicki's comments in an interview with The New York Times, saying "I don't respect your statement because of the anger that came with it."

Well, clearly there was no anger on the stage tonight. Taylor and Nicki's performance will undoubtedly go down as one of the most memorable girl power moments ever.
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