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Nicki Minaj took a break from pretending to feud with Mariah Carey long enough to perform at the 2012 American Music Awards.

The eccentric singer - who won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for her album "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" - took to the stage last night and performed a track off that CD.

Watch her cry "Freedom" now and then check out her duet at the ceremony with Justin Bieber:

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by Hilton Hater at

Nicki Minaj kicked off this year's American Music Awards like only Nicki Minaj can.

The artist opened the show with a new track titled "Turn Me On," quickly transitioning into takes on such hits as "Where Them Girls At" and "Super Bass." Oh, she also donned clocks on her boobs; speaker on her rear end; and aluminum chaps.

Watch Nicki do her thing now, assisted by DJ David Guetta and sound off: What do you think of the performance?

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