Sunday evening’s MTV Video Music Awards may well have been dominated by Beyonce and her rousing, near twenty minute closing set – but one of its numerous after-parties was all two other show-stopping performers.
Attending the Republic Records official MTV post-event celebration at Project LA in Los Angeles, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J were on form shortly after taking to the stage for individual performances at the annual awards show.
Nicki, 31, opted for a smart leather dress that, by her own eccentric standards, was comparatively low-key as she made her way into the soiree late on Sunday evening.
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A tale of two dresses: Jessie J (L) and Nicki Minaj (R) opted for vastly different but no less distinctive dresses as they attended the Republic Records MTV Video Music Awards after-party on Sunday evening
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While Nicki stood out, so too did British singer Jessie by arriving in a smart LBD with a striking horizontal slash detail.
The dress ensured her slender frame was on full display as she made her way inside – where she rubbed shoulders with fellow guests Marlon Wayans, DJ Caroline D’Amore and a very dapper Nick Jonas.
In the pink: Despite opting for an ensemble that was, by her own eccentric standards, rather low-key, Nicki ensured her trademark colour was present thanks to her vibrant shade of lipstick
Looking good: Jessie's otherwise conventional LBD was given a distinctive flourish courtesy of its horizontal slash detail, while Nicki's forest green leather outfit kept her famous curves well hiddenNicki Minaj suffers wardrobe malfunction at 2014 VMAs
Side by side: (L-R) Manager Dumi Oburota, Jessie J, Republic Records Vice President Rob Stevenson and Senior Director of Marketing at Republic Records Donna Gryn
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Not content with wearing three different outfits during the event, Jessie J made another wardrobe change as she headed off to the MTV VMA after party.
The singer, who's relocating to the US, opted for a sheer stripe dress by Kim Kardashian's fave designer Balmain, which she teamed with Saint Laurent heels.
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The 26-year-old teamed her outfit with a pair of strappy black heels, while her hair remained centre parted and pulled into a conventional ponytail.
Jessie’s smart move ensured her bold, cross shaped earrings stood out amongst an array of gold accessories.
Earlier that evening Jessie arrived at the VMA’s wearing a flowing, pale green Grecian gown, which caught the eye of onlookers thanks to its plunging neckline.
On song: Fifth Harmony were also in attendance at the post-party event in Los Angeles on Sudnay evening
In attendance: DJ Caroline D'Amore (L) and artist Tove Lo (R) pose for photos shortly after arriving at the LA Project venue
Hanging out: A very dapper Nick Jonas (L) rubs shoulders with actor Roshon Fegan (R)
Good times: Taylor Swift and Lorde joined in the fun at the post-event party
Her wardrobe wasn't the singer's only showstopping moment of the night - she wowed the star-studded crowd with a powerful collaboration with US pop star Ariana Grande and rapper Nicki Minaj.
Grande kicked off their set with her hit Break Free, before Nicki made a headline-grabbing performance of her song Anaconda.
Wearing a green bra and shorts set, the star had painted her legs to resemble snakeskin, and writhed around with her backing dancers during her racy routine.
Party time: DJ Caroline spins the discs as the party gets into full swing
Getting the message: Taylor checks her phone
In the mix: DJ Caroline sports a pair of pink Beats headphones as she mans the decks on Sunday evening
However, she ran the risk of exposing herself even further after joining Jessie and Ariana on-stage for their track Bang Bang.
The hip-hop queen had changed into a short black velvet dress, but seemed to struggle to pull up the front zipper - leaving her clinging on the fabric for dear life.
The embarrassed star managed to get through the performance without showing the crowd too much flesh.
After the set, Jessie took to Instagram to thank her superstar collaborators, writing: '#bangbang thank you - opening with you both was amazing!'
Peace: Comedian and actor Marlon Wayans was in attendance on Sunday evening
Heading home: Country star Taylor sported a semi-sheer black lace playsuit as she left the party later that evening
On the move: Lorde followed soon afterwards
She's off: Lorde was in high spirits as she made her way out of the Los Angeles bash in a white blouse and black skirt
Step on it: The popular singer waits for her car to pull away after climbing into the rear