Bieber comes to the star-strudded gig to introduce Carly Rae Jepsen's performance, while Minaj plays a bunch of songs from her first and second albums for the crowd.
Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj celebrated Mother's Day at the Home Depot Center in California for a star-studded Wango Tango concert over the weekend. They were joined by Maroon 5, Pitbull, LMFAO, Gym Class Heroes, The Wanted, Carly Rae Jepsen and many others.
Bieber came to the KIIS FM summer gig to introduce fellow Canadian singer Jepsen, who was signed to his manager Scooter Braun's label Schoolboy Records. Although he didn't make a live performance, the "Boyfriend" hitmaker took time do an interview and talk about his upcoming studio album "Believe".
"We just released a song called 'Turn to You'. It was actually for my mom for mother's day. That has been blowing up and it is top five on the iTunes right now," Bieber said. "We are really having fun with the album and we are waiting for the world to hear it." He is set to release the CD in the United States on June 19.
Minaj channeled her signature Harajuku Barbie and stormed the stage with "Did It on 'Em", "I Am Your Leader", "Beez in the Trap", "Moment 4 Life", "By My Side", "Superbass" and "Starships". Her set reportedly was marred by technical difficulties of the microphone and speakers, but the issues didn't hinder the female rapper from giving her best on-stage act.
Maroon 5 got the crowd going with old stocks of fans' favorites like "Harder to Breathe", "Sunday Morning" and "This Love". Led by Adam Levine, the band were joined by Wiz Khalifa when playing their latest single "Payphone". As a closing number, they played Christina Aguilera-assisted "Moves Like Jagger" without the former Disney star.
Pitbull was the last performer. Although his catalog is full of collaborations with other artists, the rapper rocked the stage solo during the May 12 show. He pumped up the crowd with such songs as "I Like How It Feels", "International Love", "Rain Over Me", "Calle Ocho", "On the Floor", "I Like It", "DJ Got Us Falling In Love", "Back in Time" and "Give Me Everything".
Another highlight from the concert was a mash-up of LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Redfoo and SkyBlu. Additionally, Travis McCoy led Gym Class Heroes for a duet with Neon Hitch in "Ass Back Home," brought Adam Levine in "Stereo Hearts", and delighted fans with his solo hit "Billionaire".