Bayang On Fire: Alicia Keys Cosplays As Nicki Minaj At 2020 Billboard Music Awards, Sparks Hilarious Chaos

Twitter reacts to Alicia Keys performing at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards in a “new look” inspired by Nicki Minaj

Last night’s sorta kinda star-studded Billboard Music Awards show was an enjoyable lil spectacle packed with performances by BTS, Brandy, Doja Cat, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Post Malone, En Vogue, Garth Brooks and Alicia Keys who channeled Pink Friday-era Nicki Minaj during her now viral performance of “Love Looks Better” off her new “ALICIA” album.

Billboard Music Awards - Season 2020

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In a baffling Awards show moment, Alicia strolled out in a sparkly bodysuit and gaudy wig with bodacious bangs for a performance overshadowed by valid Nicki Minaj comparisons that gave the Barb army a good cackle while fueling endless memes across Stan Twitter.

Keys, who recently released her 7th album, teased her “new” look ahead of the performance that came off as a cosplay tribute to Nicki rather than a new beginning for a beloved artist past her prime.

“I just feel like I have gotten to know myself much better than I ever did before,” she revealed in an interview with NPR.

We all have many sides to us, and I think in a lot of ways we get used to only showing a particular side, or one version. And I’ve been really personally interested in going even deeper than that — and getting to know the parts that I’m not comfortable connecting with as readily as the parts that I am.”

As of right now, we haven’t seen her respond to the Nicki comparisons but we’re sure it’s coming.

How did you feel about Alicia’s sparkly BBMA performance? Do you think she meant to dress exactly like 2010 Nicki Minaj? Tell us in the comments and peep the hilarious Twitter reactions on the flip.

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