The “Anaconda” rapper opened the show with “Trini Dem Girls” in a wildlife-themed performance equipped with a slew of dancers in extravagant headdresses.
Minaj, in a red outfit with matching fur-covered boots, soon launched into “The Night Is Still Young” as Swift walked on stage in a red, shimmery number.
The “Style” singer delivered a few of Minaj’s lyrics before joining the rapper in front of the stage for a surprise rendition of “Bad Blood,” proving that their recent Twitter feud is a thing of the past.
Swift publicly apologized to Minaj after she took offense to a Tweet by the rapper that complained that “Anaconda” wasn’t nominated for video of the year at the VMAs because it didn’t feature enough women “with very slim bodies.” (Swift’s celebrity-studded “Bad Blood” was nominated, as was Beyoncé‘s “7/11,” Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright.”)
After the pair had exchanged tense words (and stars like Katy Perry, Camilla Belle, Aaron Paul and Sheeran weighed in), Swift said that she had “missed the point” of Minaj’s original complaints. Minaj quickly accepted her apology, saying that “everyone makes mistakes.”
During a recent appearance on Good Morning America, Minaj revealed that she had spoken to Swift on the phone and said that they are “all good.” She also said that she would be open to collaborating with Swift in the future.
And the fans went wild as the two artists made peace on stage – even sharing a sweet hug at the end of their mini performance.