The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York got loud and wild on Tuesday night, with the star-studded Tidal X: 10/20 benefit concert. Jay Z, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Usher, Nick Jonas and T.I. were just a few of the huge names that graced the stage.
However, nobody brought the house down as hard as Nicki Minaj and Beyonce when they performed their song “Feeling Myself.”
Nicki kicked off the song by herself and was joined by Beyonce soon after. The audience could hardly handle all the awesomeness.
The performance included group dance battles, curve-hugging costumes and perfect poses. What else could you ask for?
Clearly excited with the results, Nicki said “it was epic.”
“Oh my god, when Beyonce came out, you could feel it,” the rapper told ET backstage after the performance. “It was electrifying. The place went nuts. It was like shaking, like, it was so insane — and I was excited as a fan, too. Like, I was excited that they were about to experience this, because both of our fans have been threatening us online, saying that if we didn’t perform together, they were going to hunt us down.”
“I feel like great women always raise the bar for each other and, so, it’s always great,” Nicki added. “I learn so much for her, and I genuinely like her. Whenever we smile on stage, it’s genuine. Um, I really, really love her. I mean, what else can I say? I think it’s great for women in general.”
After days of hints and teases, we can finally reveal the full lineup for the first-ever Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival. The Weeknd, Skrillex, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne are headlining the fest, which will also feature a very special performance by Justin Bieber. The festival hits New York’s Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (and the surrounding beach area) Aug. 22-23.
Kygo, Jason Derulo, American Authors, Betty Who, The Chainsmokers, Fetty Wap, Halsey, Holy Ghost!, Kiesza, Little Mix, Santigold, and ZZ Ward are among the 40-plus artists playing the inaugural Hot 100 Fest. Check out the full lineup below. It’s a killer mix of hot hitmakers, social media influencers, rising stars and festival faves.