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NICKI Minaj looks to be at the height of ecstasy during her raunchy
performance with Justin Bieber at the American Music Awards.

The singer – who also performed solo in a fluffy wintry outfit – pulled a sex
face as she thrust her bulging behind in the teen titan’s direction.

Newly-single Justin appeared equally caught up in the saucy moment, pushing
his middle region towards the busty rap queen’s booty and pulling hungrily
at his red leather trousers.

The stars’ Beauty And The Beat collaboration was among the live highlights at
the prize-giving bash at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

But there was a host of other stellar performances on the night.

Nicki Minaj performing in a fur outfit at the AMAs

Showing lots of Minaj-ination … Nicki performs in wintry outfit

Christina Aguilera vied to out-boob Nicki in typically revealing stage attire.

The singer ensured her ample assets didn’t go unnoticed in a star-emblazoned
bodysuit at the 40th anniversary bash, where she performed Lotus, Army Of Me
and Let There Be Love.

Christina Aguilera shows off her clevage as she performs at the AMAs

Breast intentions … Christina Aguilera

She also teamed up with rapper Pitbull – looking dapper in a suit – for Feel
This Love.

Pitbull and Christina Aguilera perform at the AMAs

He’s got the hump … Pitbull thrusts himself at Christina Aguilera

R&B star Usher opened the three-hour show in eye-catching style, courtesy
of a green laser beam display.

Dressed in black apart from a pair of red trainers, he played a medley of
songs that included Numb, Climax and Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop.

Usher opened the AMAs

Opening act … Usher

Carly Rae Jepsen, who beat One Direction to the New Artist Of The Year award,
also performed early on in the ceremony.

The Canadian singer drew attention to her legs in a little white frock and
jacket.

Carly Rae Jepsen dons a white outfit while performing at the AMAs

Bit of all white … Carly Rae Jepsen

Chris Brown flaunted even more skin, going open-shirted for his Everydays
Birthday collaboration with Swizz Beatz and Ludacris.

However, the R&B bad boy’s stint on stage has sparked controversy, with
some eagle-eyed observers claiming he mimed his vocals.

Chris Brown flashes his tattoo'd chest as he performs at the AMAs

Flesh-flasher … Chris Brown

The Brits were represented in the form of The Wanted, who all dressed to the
nines in smart evening clobber.

They gave a rendition of their song I Found You that went down such a storm,
they received a standing ovation at the end.

The Wanted serenade the crowd at the AMAs

Standing ovation … The Wanted

Pink also had the audience mesmerised, recreating her complex choreography
from her Try video for a live version of the single.

And she once again displayed impressive strength when she lifted her buff male
co-star off the stage.

Pink shows off her skills while performing at the AMAs

Manning up … Pink

Taylor Swift proved she’s not all sweetness and light with a darkly brooding
performance of her song I Knew You Were Trouble.

The singer – who bagged the Favourite Female Country Artist gong – apparently
wrote the lyrics about her lothario former boyfriend John Mayer.

Taylor Swift performs at the AMAs

Dark side … Taylor Swift

Gwen Stefani turned heads in a black bra and sheer top when she took to the
fray with No Doubt.

She teamed her revealing top with tight leather trousers.

Gwen Stefani performs at the AMAs

Bra-vellous … Gwen Stefani

Less graceful onstage was Ke$ ha, who looked distinctly ungainly throughout her
performance of new single Die Young.

The towering singer appeared to be doing a dodgy version of the Can-Can at one
point, proving she’s not quite as blessed as Gwen in the flexibility stakes.

Ke$  ha kicks out as she performs at the AMAs

Ungainly … Ke$ ha

Kelly Clarkson showed she can do style as well as belting out power ballads in
a bra-revealing leather dress adorned with sparklers.

Her microphone was just as bling, glittering in the stage lights during her
greatest hits medley.

Kelly Clarkson shows off her bling as she performs at the AMAs

Bling … Kelly Clarkson

Linkin Park provided a dose of heavy rock, while Carrie Underwood looked
gothic in a black dress and trendy heels.

Linkin Park rock the show at the AMAs

Rock stars … Linkin Park

Legend Stevie Wonder paid tribute to American radio and TV star Dick Clark,
who died of a heart attack in April, aged 82.

The star performed a mash-up of his best-loved tunes while images of the
broadcasting icon flashed on a screen behind him.

Carrie Underwood sports a gotic look for her performance at the AMAs

Going gothic … Carrie Underwood

But the biggest cheers of the night were saved for South Korean star PSY’s
duet with early-90s rap favourite MC Hammer.

Stevie Wonder performs at the AMAs

Tribute … Stevie Wonder

The unlikely pair closed the event with a version of PSY’s monster viral hit
Gangnam Style, with Hammer nailing the song’s famous horse-riding dance.

The forgotten US rapper then reminded the audience of his past with a
performance of his aptly-titled 1991 tune Too Legit To Quit.

MC Hammer and PSY perform at the AMAs

Hammer time Gangnam Style … MC Hammer and PSY

Music – The Sun