Jay Z , Kanye West , Nicki Minaj and Maroon 5 were all in the house to perform at The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion . The show showcased a $2.5 million mermaid-inspired bejeweled “Fantasy Treasure Bras
West performed his solo hit “Stronger, and he was then was joined by his Watch the Throne partner, Jay-Z, for a smashing performance of their current smash “N—as in Paris”
Before launching into “Stronger,” West addressed the fact that he was originally scheduled to perform at the 2007 Victoria’s Secret show, but canceled his appearance after the death of his mother, Donda.
“In 2007, I was supposed to perform this song … then my mom passed away,” West reportedly told the audience, which included the likes of Beyoncé and Tyson Beckford. “She was my superhero. Now she’s my super-angel.”
The annual Victoria’s Secret Show featured six different themes — including “Ballet,” “Super Angels” and “Aquatic Angels” — and 38 models (including superstars like Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr and Doutzen Kroes), who walked the runway in 31 different pairs of wings and sported a whopping 69 looks.
The 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air November 29 on CBS.