Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj Paint the Town in ‘Bang Bang’ Video


Just minutes before opening the MTV Video Music Awards with their performance of “Bang Bang,” Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj released the music video for their high-energy pop single on Sunday.

The Hannah Lux Davis-directed video opens with Ariana getting ready in her room, while Jessie dances in the streets with a clad of streetwalkers. The “Anaconda” singer later makes a grand entrance to spit her guest verse by arriving in a helicopter.

When the sun sets, the three collaborators finally come together and throw a massive rager on the helicopter landing pad.

“It’s me starting a street party that Ariana is then going to attend, and then Nicki turns up on an amazing type of transport, that I won’t give away,” Jessie told MTV News about the video. “And then we all party together on a rooftop and there’s loads of dancers, there’s a dance that you can learn that I made up.”

“Bang Bang” is the lead single off the “Price Tag” singer’s upcoming album Sweet Talker, due out on October 14. The song will also be featured in the deluxe edition for Ariana’s My Everything album, available on iTunes now.