Minaj started her three-song performance with the 2012 hit "Super Bass." She followed it with "Bed of Lies," a collaboration with Skylar Grey. Grey played the piano and sang the refrain while Minaj rapped about lack of loyalty. The performance ended with her viral hit "Anaconda."
Nicki Minaj Premieres New Song 'Bed Of Lies' At The 2014 MTV EMAs, Gets Criticized For 'Only' Lyric Video
The "Pills and Potions" rapper teased about the special surprise on Instagram, days before the awards show.
The rapper's moments at the show did not end at her hosting and performing as she also accepted the award for "Best Hip-Hop." Other contenders were Iggy Azalea, Drake, Eminem and Kanye West.
Minaj also made sure her stint was visually memorable by changing into a total of 8 outfits, according to MTV.
Meanwhile, "Bed of Lies" isn't the only Nicki Minaj song that's garnering attention. "Only" has also been the talk of the town recently. The lyric video for the song in which she collaborated with Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown, has been slammed by critics for being "Nazi-inspired," says Gawker.
The Jeff Osbourne-directed video features Minaj ordering an army while clad in a bodysuit emblazoned with the emblem of her label Young Money/Cash Money.
A lot of people took to Twitter to air their dismay. User @troyesivan said "@NICKIMINAJ I <3 you. But making a nazi themed video, with yourself as a sexy Hitler & your intials looking like a swastika? Disrespectful :("
User @diegomunguia1500 implored the rapper to take down the video and "apologize for the Nazi references."
"Only" was released on October 28 along with a controversial illustrated cover art that featured Drake dressed like a pontiff, says Pitchfork.
"Bed of Lies" and "Only" are part of Minaj's third album "The Pinkprint" which is due out in stores on December 14.