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Ariana Grande Raps Nicki Minaj’s ‘Bang Bang’ Verse & Nails It — Watch

Tue, October 21, 2014 4:41pm EDT by Chris Rogers 13 Comments

Look out, Nicki Minaj! Ariana Grande is coming for your spot. While performing ‘Bang Bang’ on Oct. 19 at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, Ariana rapped Nicki’s verse on the Jessie J song and slayed it! Watch the video here.

Is there anything Ariana Grande can’t do? The girl can sing, dance, wear cat ears extremely well, and apparently, now she can rap! Ariana performed “Bang Bang” at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards on Sunday, Oct. 19, and without Nicki Minaj or Jessie J by her side, the 21-year-old tried her hand at rapping Nicki’s verse on the song. She even went for Jessie J’s high note at the end.

Ariana Grande Raps Nicki Minaj ‘Bang Bang’ Verse: BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards

Ariana, who hit the stage in her cat ears (she doesn’t leave home without them) and a short silver dress, spit Nicki’s lyrics like a pro! Of course, she was assisted by a pre-taped Nicki track, but she definitely didn’t need it.

And at the end, Ariana also nailed Jessie J’s high note. (Girl has pipes!)

Big Sean & Ariana Grande Together In Los Angeles

Following her performance, Ariana left Europe and returned home to her boyfriend, Big Sean.

Upon her arrival, Big Sean tweeted, “Lil kitty in the building.” Obviously, he was talking about Ariana, who, like we said, is always wearing cat ears.

We’re not surprised Ariana quickly flew home after her performance. We knew that she was rushing back to see Big Sean, since he has a show in LA on Oct. 23.

“Ariana is telling people she has to be back in time to see her boyfriend perform,” a source told exclusively. “She wants to make sure she’s there to support Big Sean. Ariana might even get up on stage with him. She’s having fun in Europe, but she’s homesick.”

We’re happy to see she made it home before Oct. 23.

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did Ariana Grande nail Nicki Minaj’s verse? Tell us how you feel!

— Chris Rogers

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