Nicki Minaj had a busy weekend in the headlines. First she started taking heat for her controversial lyric video for her song "Only," and then she debuted a brand new song at the MTV Europe Music Awards – which she also hosted.
Between hosting segments, Minaj also performed a medley that did not disappoint.
The rapper, sitting in a golden throne and surrounded by fog and bright pink lasers, started her three-song medley performance with her hit song "Super Bass", and it was clear that she knows how to put on a spectacular show.
The medley then transitioned into a brand-new number, revealing musician Skylar Grey on a piano. The two gave everyone a taste of their collaboration with "Bed Of Lies." The song is to appear on Minaj's upcoming album The Pinkprint, which is set for a December 15 release.
Her recent singles "Pills N Potions," "Only" and "Anaconda" are also off that album.
"Bed Of Lies" is a slower number for Minaj, with gorgeous vocals from Skylar Grey whose piano accompaniment gave the song a refined pop presence.
Of course, the surprising beauty of "Bed Of Lies" made for a super-jarring transition into the medley's third song "Anaconda." In a flash we were back to the Minaj we all know and… love?
Whatever you think about Anaconda, it is Minaj's highest charting single in the U.S. and broke Vevo's 24-hour streaming record – previously held by Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" – with over 19 million views in the first day it was live. Check out the video below for more on the racy release.