After previewing their new duet, ‘Bed of Lies’, at the MTV EMAs, we couldn’t wait to see Nicki and Skylar perform the full song — and it definitely lived up to our expectations! These two blew us away at the AMAs on Nov. 23!
This is a way different side of Nicki Minaj! While we’re used to seeing her raunchier side, she slowed it down for the 42nd annual American Music Awards and brought out singer Skylar Grey! Did you love their performance?
Skylar Grey & Nicki Minaj’s AMA Performance — Duo Wows With ‘Bed Of Lies’ Ballad
Nicki, 31, had no shortage of songs to choose from for her 2014 AMA performance, but we think “Bed of Lies” was truly inspired. Although “Anaconda” has a permanent spot on all of our party playlists, “Bed of Lies” is one of Nicki’s most emotionally raw songs to date.
Given how stunning her and Skylar Grey’s performance was, we can just imagine the amount of heart and soul Nicki and Skylar poured into this song.
Skylar, 28, has been working with more and more stars, including Eminem and T.I., but she was especially excited to work with Nicki.
“To be where she’s at and do what she does, you have to be a really strong person and I kind of saw that,” Skylar recently shared with Billboard magazine. “I hadn’t met her until the rehearsal and during the rehearsal I saw she is a very strong person who has a true vision for herself and I really admire her for that… The greats know what they want and they follow their gut and they do it, just like Eminem and Nicki, they both do that.”
She also added that it’s very different from Nicki’s other music — which we love!
“She kind of poured her heart out on the verses,” she added. “I personally think as a fan it’s a nice contrast to her other singles on the record. You get to see another side of her.”
So what did YOU think of their performance, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
— Emily Longeretta