Ariana and Nicki both performed "Side To Side" together on November 20, 2016, at the American Music Awards where Nicki also performed "Do You Mind" with DJ Khaled; They also performed the song on August 28, 2016- at the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards.
Ariana posted a picture of the cover for Nicki's single "Regret In Your Tears" with the caption '♡ ♡ ♡ @nickiminaj ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡'
Ariana and Nicki call each other sisters.
When paparazzi asked Nicki to comment on the events in Manchester, she said "Ariana is my sister, I love her, and I love the people of the UK, and I'm devastated by the news; it's heartbreaking." She has also been very clear that she will not let hate win and will be returning to Manchester in 2018.
On April 12, 2018 Ariana posted a Instagram story listening to "Chun-Li" by Nicki Minaj and wrote "Missed Ya Sis".
On May 12, 2018 Ariana tweeted "i love my big sis @nickiminaj so fuckin much" and "remember when u called me at 5am and said get ur ass up n come to the stu btch and i propelled myself out the door at the speed of light wearing slippers that later got soaked in rain and we had the best morning of my life i do" confirming that they were in the studio together.
On May 12, 2018, Ariana posted a boomerang of her in the studio with Nicki.
On May 27, 2018, Ariana posted a 21-second snippet of "The Light Is Coming", the pair's most recent collaboration.
On June 9, 2018, Ariana and Nicki posted a video on Twitter of both saying "eat my ass".
Nicki mentions Ariana and her song "Thank U, Next" on her 2019 freestyle "Bust Down Barbiana" with the lyric: "Killin' everybody beat, thank u, next, Ariana".