will.i.am and Nicki Minaj

Video: Nicki Minaj Performs at VMA Pre-Show

Nicki Minaj made her VMA debut with a choreographed performance of a sped-up “Your Love,” backed by dancers who mimed her moves as she fast-forwarded to the future with her full-length body suit and pink beehive. Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am, clad like a porcelain doll, joined the Harajuku Barbie for her new single “Check It Out,” which closed out the performance with a bang.