MTV VMAs 2014: Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj Help Kick Off the Show with ‘Bang Bang’: Watch
By Kevin Rutherford
Ariana Grande has an album coming out. You probably knew that.
If you didn’t, that’s OK — the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards saw to it that you were well-informed within the first few minutes.
But the duo — plus Jessie J — reconvened for their big-name collaboration “Bang Bang,” featuring all three on their own verses.
After Jessie threw it down with the first verse and a shortened chorus, Grande jumped in to a large round of applause — any doubt who might have the more rabid fanbase of the two? — before both traded off on the chorus, occasionally showing off some powerhouse vocals by deviating from the melody only slightly.