Ariana Grande Spanks Nicki Minaj During Hot 2015 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show Performance [WATCH VIDEO]
Ariana Grande killed it in her halftime performance for the 2015 NBA All-Star game. She even brought out a special guest, no other than her “Bang Bang” partner — Nicki Minaj! Check out her showstopping performance below.
Grande definitely pulled out all the stops in her halftime performance. She even wore a black and white mini skirt and cropped top reminiscent of a cheerleader uniform. Her backup dancers also wore the Brooklyn Nets color with “NYC” on their chest as part of 2015 All-Star festivities held in Brooklyn and New York City.
The pint-sized pop princess kicked off her performance with “Problem” and showed off some mean dance moves. Grande then showed off her vocals as she sang “The Way,” “Love Me Harder” and “One Last Time.”
For a while, fans thought that her performance was all about showing a more serious toned-down version of the singer, but a few seconds later Nicki Minaj on stage to the delight of the fans. The duo sang “Bang Bang” and REALLY went at it. At one point, Grande even playfully spanked Minaj’s behind. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see the duo perform their new track, “Get On Your Knees” live. Grande ended the performance with another hit song “Break Free” before she blew a kiss to the screaming crowd.
Check out Ariana Grande’s full performance at the NBA All-Star Game halftime show below:
Some netizens were quick to express criticism towards Grande’s seemingly “stiff” dancing. Taking into consideration that she was not lip syncing yet she was able to hit all the high notes while dancing, we say we ought to give her some credit, don’t you think?
There you have it on the latest news about Ariana Grande. What do you think of her performance at the 2015 NBA All-Star game? Sound off in the comments below.
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