Watch Nicki Minaj Perform “Chun-Li,” “Rich Sex” and More at 2018 BET Awards
As she's known to do, Nicki Minaj smashed the 2018 BET Awards tonight (June 24). The queen took the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to perform her singles "Chun-Li" and "Rich Sex," and closed with her guest verse on YG's "Big Bank," offering up some of the night's most memorable images.
Nicki entered the stage suited out in a black and red latex kimono and thigh-high red latex boots to spit "Chun-Li" in front of a Japanese pagoda, supported by dancers wearing black latex suits and conical hats. After a flash of light and a wardrobe change, the rapper pivoted into "Rich Sex." With her original garb swapped for a red latex dress, the rapper delivered much of the song from her knees in a true flex of breath control. Lil Wayne, who is featured on the track, unfortunately did not join for the performance.
Minaj left the stage briefly while YG appeared and launched into his single "Big Bank." After 2 Chainz and Big Sean delivered their guest verses, Barbie reappeared, sprawled across a metallic pink horse framed against a red rose bush. Dancers dressed as polo players helped her shut down the set.
The performance followed standout sets from J. Cole and Migos. Nicki's "Chun-Li" and "Rich Sex" will be featured on her forthcoming album Queen, due out on August 10. She was nominated for three awards at this year's awards show, including Best Female Hip-Hop Artist.
You can watch Nicki Minaj's performances of "Chun-Li," "Rich Sex" and YG's "Big Bank" below.
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