Nicki Minaj to Host and Perform at MTV VMAs



by NOUMAN RASOOL

Nicki Minaj to Host and Perform at MTV VMAs
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Nicki Minaj, an icon in the music industry, is set to make a triumphant return to the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) in 2023. Notably, she will take on a dual role as both the host and a performer at this prestigious event. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 12, as the VMAs promise to be an unforgettable night filled with music and entertainment.

Minaj's involvement with the VMAs has become somewhat of a tradition. Last year, she co-hosted the VMAs alongside fellow hip-hop heavyweights LL Cool J and Jack Harlow. Her dazzling performance was a highlight of the evening, where she showcased a medley of her chart-topping hits.

Additionally, Minaj was honored with the esteemed Video Vanguard Award for her remarkable contributions to the music industry.

Nicki's Show-Stopping Performance

This time around, Nicki Minaj will grace the main stage with a performance of her latest single, "Last Time I Saw You." Released just over a week ago, this track is already making waves and is expected to debut on the Billboard charts shortly.

Her electrifying performance at one of the most-watched music award shows is sure to propel the new single to new heights, potentially securing a higher chart position in the following week. Moreover, Minaj is in contention for several awards, with six nominations to her name, including Artist of the Year, Best Hip-Hop, Best R&B, and Video of the Year for her previous hit, "Super Freaky Girl." The star-studded lineup of performers for this year's VMAs is nothing short of spectacular, featuring renowned artists such as Anitta, Demi Lovato, Doja Cat, Kelsea Ballerini, Karol G, Lil Wayne, Måneskin, Olivia Rodrigo, Stray Kids, and Tomorrow X Together.

The nominee list is equally impressive, with Taylor Swift leading the pack with a whopping 11 nominations. SZA is close behind with eight nods. Other notable nominees include Blackpink, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, and Olivia Rodrigo, each boasting six nominations.

As the anticipation for this year's VMAs builds, fans can look forward to an unforgettable night celebrating music's brightest stars and Nicki Minaj's return to the spotlight as host and performer. Stay tuned on September 12 for an evening of incredible music, memorable moments, and, undoubtedly, a few surprises.

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