Ariana Grande, Jessie J And Nicki Minaj Team Up For Killer VMA Opener

Pop's new trifecta of Ariana, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj kicked off the show.

Ariana Grande just started the VMAs off with a bang by taking us all to outer space! Ariana rocked a silver, sparkly space suit in the first-ever live performance of “Break Free.”

And from there, Nicki Minaj segued into her booty-shaking “Anaconda” performance, and then they were joined by Jessie J to perform their brand new collaborative single “Bang Bang.” And yes, those were some incredibly quick costume changes… How Ariana swapped out her sparkly space suit for a black and white leotard in that amount of time, we’ll never know.

But this trifecta of brand new pop songs prove that Ariana, Nicki, and Jessie are claiming 2014 as their year. Plus, it had us even more excited for he “Bang Bang” video, which you can watch exclusively at bangbang.mtv.com right after the show!

And as if that wasn’t enough, Ariana Grande’s album My Everything will be available on iTunes right after the show as well.

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