Nicki Minaj's new album The Pinkprint is finally here after months of anticipation and one release date delay, and the "Only" rapper is going hard with the promotion. Today (Dec. 15), she appears alongside frequent rap collaborator Skylar Grey on Ellen for an emotional performance of her new single "Bed of Lies."
Looking subdued and classy in a black pantsuit, jacket and plenty of long silver chains, Minaj looked contemplative and full of raw emotion while performing the song.
Described as "one of the most beautiful songs" by host Ellen DeGeneres, the latest TV performance of "Bed of Lies" began with Grey, sitting at a white piano and wearing her own black and white suit while Minaj looked at her full or attention. Though they were rather distant on stage, the chemistry was palpable for the emotional song.
For her own verses, Minaj was relaxed and skillful, purposefully dropping out for the f-bombs to make the song family friendly for Ellen's daytime audience.
This is not the first time that Minaj and Grey have rolled out a live performance of "Bed Of Lies." Earlier this season, the women teamed up for performances at the EMAs, American Music Awards and Saturday Night Live.
Watch Nicki Minaj and Skylar Grey perform "Bed of Lies" on Ellen below, via Rap Radar:
"Bed Of Lies" is a track from Nicki Minaj's new album The Pinkprint, which was released today. The album has previously been led by singles "Pills N Potions," "Anaconda" and "Only."