Opening the 2014 VMA's was a trio of lovely Divas.
First out on stage was Ariana Grande, who arrived in a UFO to perform new single Break Free. It was a noticeably less nasal (than usual) vocal from the Diva, and change was also seen in her confidence levels, which seem to have grown. Though a little out of breath at some points, I can't deny Ariana delivered the goods on the night, opening the VMAs the right!
Following her came rapper Nicki Minaj, who delivered exactly no surprises with her performance of latest, Vevo record-breaking, hit Anaconda. Much like the video, Nicki served up bootay. It wasn't something the "celebrity" crowd the camera panned to (The Kardashian Klan/ Rita Ora) looked unimpressed with, but the audience seemed to go wild for it.
Finally the pair combined their powers with Brit Jessie J to sing out their collaboration Bang Bang. Jessie and Ariana slayed vocally on their respective parts, but when it came to singing together there seemed to be little chemistry about. Jessie even looked to be holding back with the riffing, letting Ariana hog the light, despite it being her song. Who knows, maybe she was just thrown off by Nicki's wardrobe malfunction. I know I was!