Nicki Minaj to Host and Perform New Single on 2023 MTV VMAs

Nicki Minaj at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York, USA on August 20, 2018. — Photo by Popular Images/Deposit Photos

Mark you calendars Barbz, Nicki Minaj is returning as host of the MTV Video Music Awards.

MTV made the announcement Friday, saying the rapper will also deliver a world premiere performance of her new single, “Last Time I Saw You,” at the show on Sept. 12.

Minaj hosted the VMAs last year and picked up the trophy for “Best Hip Hop,” along with receiving the “Video Vanguard Award.”

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This year the “Barbie World” artist is nominated for six VMAs, including “Video of the Year” and “Artist of the Year.”

Taylor Swift leads the VMAs nominations with 11 nods, followed by SZA with eight. BLACKPINK, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, and Olivia Rodrigo all have six nominations. Kim Petras and Sam Smith have five nominations. Beyoncé, Diddy, Drake, Ice Spice, Karol G, Metro Boomin, Shakira and TOMORROW X TOGETHER all picked up four nominations each.

Sean “Diddy” Combs will be honored with the “Global Icon Award” and turn in a special performance.

Shakira will receive MTV’s “Video Vanguard Award,” and perform at the show as well.

Other performers include A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Swae Lee & NAV, Fall Out Boy, Metro Boomin with Future, and Peso Pluma. They join previously announced performers Anitta, Demi Lovato, Doja Cat, Karol G, Kelsea Ballerini, Lil Wayne, Måneskin, Olivia Rodrigo, Shakira, Stray Kids and TOMORROW X TOGETHER.

Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic are executive producers of the show alongside co-executive producer Barb Bialkowski.

The 2023 MTV VMAs air live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 8PM ET/PT.

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