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Minaj, Grande, Maroon 5 rock out VMAs

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 00:59

Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, and Maroon 5 perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: With some twerking and shaking, the leading ladies of pop music dominated the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (August 24), where Ariana Grande kicked off the show performing "Break Free" before joining Nicki Minaj and Jessie J for "Bang Bang" - Minaj forced to clutch her dress closed for the entire performance, in what appeared to be a wardrobe malfunction after leading a small troupe in a twerking routine more typically associated with Miley Cyrus. Taylor Swift debuted her upbeat first single "Shake It Off" from her upcoming pop album "1989," while Iggy Azalea and British singer Rita Ora performed their sultry track "Black Widow." Since launching in 1984, MTV's VMAs have become synonymous with irreverence and unscripted moments that are part of music history, and all eyes were on whoever delivered the most outrageous or unplanned stunt.

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Minaj, Grande, Maroon 5 rock out VMAs

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 00:59