Viva Las Vegas. Nicki Minaj and special guest Ariana Grande helped open Las Vegas’ newest venue, T-Mobile Arena, with a bang on Thursday (Apr. 7).
More than 20,000 fans filled the arena, located just west of the Strip, to catch the two superstars live in concert.
Grande kicked off the celebration with hits like “Problem” and debuted “Leave Me Lonely,” her collaboration with Macy Gray off her upcoming album Dangerous Woman. She later joined Nicki on stage to perform their Jessie J-assisted smash “Bang Bang” as well as their Pinkprint collaboration “Get On Your Knees” for the very first time.
Minaj ran through her expansive catalog, including chart-toppers like “Anaconda” and “Super Bass,” and turned the arena magenta while closing out the evening with “Starships.”
ARI!!!!! ???? thank u for sharing the stage w/me my love. https://t.co/meqd8Iph49
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) April 8, 2016
Earlier in the week, Ariana took to Snapchat to preview her upcoming collaboration with Nicki off Dangerous Woman.