Performing for the MTV Video Music Awards is an honor and few artists understand that like Nicki Minaj. As someone who has really shown off in past performances, this is a big night for her. Announced in advance as one of the artists on the bill, Nicki performed from a remote location in a pre-taping at the 2018 MTV VIdeo Music Awards on Monday night (Aug. 20).

The fans were treated to a medley of music from Nicki's catalog, namely her new Queen album. To no surprise, she impressed. Nicki took the stage with a dance routine, doused in gold clothes like royalty. After a few moves, she started to perform with "Majesty" then smoothly went into "Barbie Dreams." She stopped and went without a beat for parts of the latter, with every lyric landing.

She also jumped into "FeFe," her hit collaboration with the polarizing 6ix9ine and producer Murda Beatz, both of which who were absent for this performance. The pounding single got the crowd up and bouncing as Nicki rode through the performance, with fans clearly yelling every word during the broadcast. The song itself is a huge success too, climbing into the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100.

Nicki has been sounding off over the last few days, letting her feelings be known about various topics. She openly questioned how Billboard counts album sales, bringing Travis Scott's extremely successful album Astroworld into the conversation because it prevented her from taking the No. 1 album spot this week. The "Chun-Li" rapper also thinks the press and media are unnecessarily attacking her for working with 6ix9ine.

Watch Nicki Minaj perform "Majesty," "Barbie Dreams" and more below.

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