BROOKLYN -- Nicki Minaj and Beyonce finally answered our prayers when they hit the stage together at the Tidal X 10/20 concert. After months of teasing, the two powerful women performed their Prinkprint duet "Feeling Myself" on Tuesday night (October 21). And yes, I am dead.
The last time Nicki graced the Barclays stage during the Pinkprint Tour in July, the opening notes of "Feeling Myself" were prolonged due to a technical difficulty, and a silouhette of a slim-yet-curvy dancer lingered onscreen. We thought it was Bey, but alas, it was not.
And during Bey's set at Made In America in September, she milked her "world stop" lyric during her version of "Feeling Myself," repeating if over and over dramatically as if at any moment Nicki would appear. But, again, alas, the duet did not happen.
But fast forward to this week, when Bey and Nick were spotted leaving a dance studio after spending five hours in there -- a long rehearsal that made their performance ~flawless~.
During Nicki's set at the Tidal concert -- which also included dozens of performers like Meek Mill, Rick Ross, T.I. and Jay Z -- she emerged onstage in all black, her dancers swelling back and forth around her. And after spitting her first verse, the fire subsided as a line of pink dancers strutted onstage with Queen B in tow.
The rest of the performance was all fierceness and smiles as the two groups had a dance-off of sorts. Of course, this was not just an impromptu get-together -- like that time Nicki brought her purse onstage to rap with boyfriend Meek Mill -- this was a full-on choreographed production.
As the crowd spilled out of the Barclays Center afterward, it wasn't Jay Z's show closer "Empire State Of Mind" that people were talking about -- it was Bey and Nicki that they were obsessing over. But our voices are still a little hoarse to even talk about it.