November 23, 2014 10:26 PM EST

Nicki Minaj showed the world what The Pinkprint is going to look like with a striking performance of “Bed of Lies” at the American Music Awards. The artist, known for her theatrics, kept the high dudgeon to a minimum, standing by a piano as Skylar Grey played.

It was a performance whose dominance came from just how willing Minaj was to let the song be the star. Watch up top.

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