Ariana Grande started her "Side to Side" performance on a stationary bike

By Lindsay Kimble
August 28, 2016 10:00 PM
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Pink, perky perfection: Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj have, once again, commanded the MTV Video Music Awards.

The artists took the Madison Square Garden stage in matching shades of rose on Sunday, performing their collaboration “Side to Side.”

Grande, 23, began the tune solo atop a stationary bike – emulating a Soul Cycle spin class – with a peppy ponytail and visor, before moving to the pommel horse (looks like someone watched the Olympics).


Minaj then joined Grande on the stage for the faux workout in a latex pink leotard – hearkening back to her 2014 album The Pinkprint. The rapper was accompanied by a bevy of hunky men, also dressed in bright shades of magenta.

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The women – who sang “Bang Bang” with Jessie J at the 2014 VMAs – couldn’t resist getting a little NSFW at the end of their bit (see below gif).

Ahead of taking the stage, Grande told MTV pre-show host Charlamagne Tha God of Minaj, “I really genuinely love her. I feel like we have a very strong sisterhood … I adore that woman.”

Mac Miller and Ariana Grande
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Grande also confirmed her relationship with Mac Miller, who she was spotted hugging in the audience after singing.