Ellen: Nicki Minaj “Bed of Lies” Performance
Ellen TV: Nicki Minaj Performance
This was a very cool, understated performance, especially considering Nicki Minaj made a lot of headlines and a lot of eyebrows raise when she released the video for “Anaconda.” You know the video I mean. This was more calling back to her “Super Bass” days, when her raps weren’t designed to make headlines, they were actually saying something.
This is a more subdued, serious song. Nicki Minaj was even dressed more subdued than usual, wearing a black blazer over a black top, leggings, and a number of shiny gold chains.
Ellen: Nicki Minaj “Bed of Lies” Lyrics
It also had a good message, with Nicki repeating, “They say that your darkest hour comes before the dawn.”This is a much better message, I think, then the sample “My anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns, hun.” I mean, this song actually has some feeling to it. Nicki really got into her performance and looked angry the whole time, really putting everything she had behind the performance. It was a touching performance and really hit home. This was a nice change of pace for Nicki Minaj, in my opinion.
Ellen TV: Skylar Grey Performance
Skylar Grey was also a nice part of this performance. People keep telling me she’ll be the Next Big Thing, but I’ve never been sure. I have a friend who swears this time next year we’ll all be talking about Skylar. This song definitely showcases her well. Her voice has a nice tone to it and even though her piano playing was minimalist at best, it fit the song and her voice well.