Watch: Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande & Jessie J Perform At The 2014 MTV VMAs

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By: Iyana Robertson / August 25, 2014

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards opened up with girl power tonight as Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J took the stage as the show’s first performers. Grande kicked things off with vocal brawn as she belted out “Break Free” donning a blinged out bodysuit.

Nicki Minaj cranked the stage up a notch with a sexy (duh) performance of her sexy single, “Anaconda.” After a dancer was bit by a snake during her rehearsals for the appearance, it looks as though the idea was scrapped altogether. The YMCMB rapstress made up for the lack of snakes with an abundance of ass shaking. Featuring choreography from the track’s video, Nicki rocked green number as she spit her risque bars.

Lastly, Jessie J hit the VMAs with the first live rendition of her single “Bang Bang” alongside Grande and Nicki (who appeared to be having a bit of a wardrobe malfunction).

Watch Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J’s 2014 VMAs performance above.