Rihanna and Nicki Minaj both know how to put on a show. Both of the ladies, who are undoubtedly two of the biggest artists in the industry right now, use the help of insanely awesome costumes, dazzling light shows, troupes of dancers and crazy stage props to help assist in their live performances. But who do you think is the best performer when RiRi and Nicki are paired up against one another?

As you can see from the performance video below, Rihanna really gives it her all when she hits the stage. At the 2012 BRIT Awards this past winter, Rihanna performed her smash hit 'We Found Love' with an army of dancers to assist her. Rihanna isn't always one to perform choreographed moves, but when she does, it's really quite a sight to see. She busted a move while belting out the dance-pop track, singing in a glass box that soon splattered neon paint all over the songstress and her dancers.

Nicki Minaj, on the other hand, doesn't really dance at all, except for the occasional wind and grind and booty pop -- but hey, we are definitely NOT complaining. Who doesn't want to see the amazingly bodacious Nicki groove in such a sexy way? Nicki's strongest point is that she is a ball of energy, jumping about stage and getting the crowd pumped. She always has some interesting theatrical aspect to her performances (she did study theater before she became a rapper/singer), like in the 'Starships' video below with the giant spaceship landing on the 'American Idol' stage.

Let's go Barbz and Rihanna Navy! Check out the videos of Rihanna and Nicki Minaj performing below and let us know who you think is the best show-woman by voting (once per hour!) below.

Watch Rihanna Perform 'We Found Love' at the 2012 BRIT Awards

Watch Nicki Minaj Perform 'Starships' on 'American Idol'

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