Ballin’. The first-ever NBA Awards kicked off with a bang thanks to host Drake and a slam dunk performance from Nicki Minaj. Live from Basketball City in New York, the rap queen ruled the stage with a Roman-themed medley of hits.
First up, 2 Chainz emerged in a Gucci robe to perform their new collaboration “Realize.” Shortly after, Nicki entered on a gold bed, carried by four shirtless men. Dressed in a long fur coat and white patent leather outfit, she rapped her verse on the Pretty Girls Like Trap Music cut, including her Remy Ma diss.
After stepping onto the stage, she segued into “No Frauds,” rocking pink hair down to her knees. As dancers flanked her, she capped off the six-minute set with her Katy Perry collaboration “Swish Swish.”
While Drake didn’t join her, her Young Money labelmate did host the two-hour show, appearing in comedic bits with Will Ferrell and Shaquille O’Neal.
Watch Nicki’s royal performance below.