Watch: Nicki Minaj Performs Hits Medley at First Ever NBA Awards

Published: Monday 26th Jun 2017 by Rashad

Talk about a slam dunk!

Self-proclaimed Queen of Rap Nicki Minaj took to a different kind of court to show off her latest array of hits – the basketball court.  Delivering a medley set similar to her Billboard Music Awards showing this year, Minaj kicked off her performance with a showing of ‘Realize’ with 2 Chainz. 

Next, the Harajuku Barbie strutted into ‘No Frauds,’ pop singer Katy Perry‘s ‘Swish Swish,’ and more.  See it below if you missed any of the show-stopping action:

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  1. Riko June 26, 2017

    Nicki is done. Sorry i actually feel bad

    • LISA LEVINE June 27, 2017

      Yassssssssssss SHE NEEDS TO do the few hits she has and stop trying to be a HIP HOP girl when she know she a POP girl. TIRED. Seats needed.

    • Melanie June 27, 2017

      Well y’all love to build ppl up to tear them down. 6-7 years ago, everyone loved Nicki. Now that she’s become the most successful female rap artist of the millennium, ppl want to say “she’s done,” in favor of a rough parolee that likes to snatch her way up to the top. I get being for the underdog and I do think Nicki can have a bad attitude and did disrespect the hell out of Lil’ Kim when she started, but it’s sad how celebrations in hip-hop have to do with honoring those that aim to end the careers of others. If it’s about rap battling or for sport, that’s one thing – but both women can and should coexist and, at some point, let this dumb sh-t go and move on with their respective careers.

      • IRick June 27, 2017

        I would agree with your statement had Nicki been more humble than it would be different. You barbs don’t get It. Nicki whole albums are dedicated to dissing female rappers. First two albums are about Kim and all the other washed up has been. Now this era and album is dedicated to Remy I’m mad she had the only performance at this award show and it was dedicated to Remy. I guess The beef d was fun when she taunted Kim for years and had the entire industry turn their back on her. It’s called karma

      • Melanie June 27, 2017

        I’m not a barb. Never bought 1 Nicki album or song. I just don’t like the mob mentality of so called hip-hop fans when it comes to jumping ship for one hip-hop artist over the other. One moment everyone loves you, then ppl are bound to find flaw with something or a beef ensues, and next thing you know you’re Ja Rule getting the 50 Cent treatment. I do think Nicki has been selfish with the spotlight and enjoyed being the only one with lots of ego involved. Plus, I’ve always been a Kim fan but ppl are only hyping Remy because she’s taking down Nicki and they wanna watch Nicki’s career suffer, not because Remy’s so great of an MC. If ppl wanna rep hip-hop, they should support MCs not just when their beefing and shouldn’t encourage the downfall of others. That sh-t is weak to me.

  2. #TeamTinashe Stan June 26, 2017


  3. Neale June 26, 2017

    this was bad

  4. Davii June 26, 2017

    Don’t you actually have to have HITS to perform a medley of them?

  5. Mar June 26, 2017


  6. I HATE WHITE n BLACK BIT..,,,HES June 26, 2017

    well done. Look good, hotgirl hair is baaack.. it seems like since Lil Wayne hasn’t been releasing fully. . And backing her up she’s been getting a lot of hate. . Its nothing to do w. That other b**** .

    • iCritic June 27, 2017

      That other b**** you speak of inspired Nicki’s “hot girl hair” who tf says that btw? You sound like you lack melanin. ?#RemyMafia The ? is back in in the Bronx??

      • I HATE WHITE n BLACK BIT..,,,HES June 27, 2017

        Yea hot girl hair,,……anywoo. The Bronx. Don’t get s***,,.BET did not know the other b**** did not write shelter….a man did….She got the FRAUD fooling Bet.

  7. iCritic June 26, 2017

    Yass @ “self proclaimed”???

    A whole new Remy tribute…yay! Loved it Onika?I’mma need for you to say Pap’s name tho.?You studio gangsta built b****?

  8. Danyboo June 26, 2017

    Not a big fan but i thought it was cute… You cant knock the hustle

  9. Michael June 26, 2017

    This was really bad….room was dead….song choice was awful…all this autotune singing s***….

    I mean this was pretty bad. Her Billboard performance was miles ahead of this s***!

    • Caleb June 27, 2017

      Ikr. The billboard performance was a yes. This was a hell no. She doesn’t even seem to know the words to her new songs, after barbs tried to drag Remy for the same thing after her first performance of Shether.

  10. Too salty minions June 26, 2017

    Poor Nicki, she need to stay off them drugs, she might want to have kids one day.

  11. Credits June 27, 2017

    Her autotuned chorus thing is awful.

  12. Amoe June 27, 2017

    Dry… #SorryNicki

  13. BNote June 27, 2017

    I Like Nicki, but 2 Chains was the best part of this performance. Once Nicki came out, I became less and less engaged.

  14. Lana Del Fan June 27, 2017

    Post cardi b performance for the bet awards after show. It was ten times better.

  15. Junior in Jamaica June 27, 2017

    So why is she performing “Swish Swish” without the actual artist? LOL. Desperate much? This performance was very lackluster.

  16. AmbeRussell June 27, 2017

    Swiss swish is a perfect example of a rapper being able to do non hip hop music and still be authentic to them self and not compromise your music to make music for different demographics. good job Nicki, far better than starships flow. as far as the performance, having a fancy set, dancers and effects does not make a performance, the entertainer does. she looked good, BUT she was just there and come in, performing 2 features to makeup time for a performance, never seen that before. And she can’t be in bothered while performing Remy disses

  17. We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler June 27, 2017

    A whole medley dedicated to remy lol. Are you dumb???

    • June 27, 2017

      I don’t see any picture of Remy Ma the reach, unlike that nonsense Remy Ma did the other day.

  18. Pat June 27, 2017

    Yawn ?#BodakYellow BardiGang?

  19. Lonnie June 27, 2017

    lmao what hits? Swish swish and No frauds failed to cause a dent on the hot 100

    • Cab June 27, 2017

      #14 and #46

  20. Fancy BISH June 27, 2017

    I detect no hits lol #IssaNo

  21. Its me guwrl June 27, 2017

    Omg that was AWFUL!!!

  22. Yella June 27, 2017

    All this performance did was reinforce Remy’s bars about Nicki. The performance was nothing but visuals, the music sucked and the lyrics were elementary. For half of it, she just walked around the stage not even using the mic. That might work in a room full of stans but this is the type of audience that you have to engage. She didn’t do that. She performed as if there was no one in the room. And it showed. Point to Remy.

  23. Yella June 27, 2017

    You guys, give her some credit.

    Her career is on life support. So, she is making a good decision performing at none other than the NBA Awards! She has to advertise her goods to desperate, horny and eligible ball players! Who is gonna take care of her once her career drops dead but a low IQ black athlete desperate for a plastic chick on his arm? She’s working the ho stroll with the few minutes she has left before her asś completely sags and her implants start leaking. And because she is mostly plastic, her Black is gonna start cracking before you know it!

    Next stop is Dubai. So, she better order a sample platter of to develop an acquire taste if she wants to be successful over in Dubai.

    • THE REAL June 28, 2017

      I wanted to like/thumbs up your comment so bad. I truly wish TGJ didn’t get rid of the option to like/thumbs up comments.

  24. Kendrick Slaymar June 27, 2017

    it’s embarrassing to see black artists that do not know how to perform or engage.

    I see Drizzy is still throwing St.Nick bones b/c everybody know most athletes ain’t listening to no damn Nicki. That sad stock soundboard applause they played for her wasn’t even believable since you didn’t even see anyone clapping. If they’d brought out Future, Wayne, hell Drake himself, they would have been lit.

  25. ? June 27, 2017

    Dead, no energy. Do she and her people really think this is hot, or do they just go through the motions and take the checks to the bank? She acts like it’s enough to put on her cute girl uniform and shake it a little while reciting weak rhymes. Her whole performance just says “look at me, ain’t I pretty, look at this ass, let me spread for this crotch shot”. That’s it. Performance over. That s*** don’t cut it for a supposed “Queen”. That crown been snatched — by the public.

  26. Goddess June 27, 2017

    I’m not even trying to be funny but she seemed nervous or upset… not focused. She seriously forgot several lines to her song, because the parts she skipped weren’t explicit. She looked confused. Her heart was not in what she was doing.

    She performed like she knew she’s about to be canceled. Or like she was high on opiates. The audience was not feeling it.

  27. Justafan June 27, 2017

    Zzzz zzz I fell asleep

  28. June 27, 2017

    all of you can fckoff.

  29. June 27, 2017

    I love it.

  30. BEY SLAYS June 27, 2017

    I thought you said she performed “hits” ?

  31. DeeJ June 27, 2017


    I will admit that Nicki has had the female rap game on lock for a few years but the people or thirsty for something new, fresh & different. Nicki your lack luster stage presence (YAWN) & recent lukewarm rhymes are making it very easy for the likes of Carli B., Remy Ma & all the other new female rappers.

  32. The World is a Ghetto June 27, 2017

    Nicki.. Nicki.. Nicki.. I know you can do better than this. Stop being lazy.

  33. audreyherbsburn June 27, 2017

    Nicki is a dry performer with little stage presence, and walking around pretty scenery did not mask that. The choreo was pitiful. There was no climax to this performance. It was very mundane. Out of all the hype hits she has stake in, she chose two of the most uninteresting songs in her catalog for the sake of performing something “current.” This new album better have some substance to it. She has yet to put out a definitive record. Her best moments are features. Pretty performance sets and choreographed walking are not gonna get you by.

  34. LIL’ KIM BIRTHED YO FAVES June 27, 2017

    I told you all that karma will come for Nicki Garbaj. Fraudnika is now at the age that Lil’ Kim was 7 years ago when she was calling her an “old wrinkled biiatch” and calling her washed. With Cardi B about to pop globally and Remy Ma taking the spot as the current female hip hop champion, Nicki Garbaj is done. The same way she made the entire industry turn on Lil’ Kim is the same way she is getting turned on.

    You can’t beat karma, Fraudnika!

  35. THE REAL June 28, 2017

    “Show stopping action?”

    The delusion. Now if this were Rih or Britney y’all would shade the he’ll out of them for basically doing the same performance. All she did was prance around the stage, lip synching. Absolutely nothing to see here. TGJ, stop stabbing for Nicki or at the very least be honest about the performance.

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