Nicki Minaj has been introduced as the newest recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Awards on the 2022 MTV VMAs.
The rapper can be set to carry out on the occasion, which can happen on Sunday August 28, at New Jersey’s Prudential Heart.
“Nicki has damaged limitations for girls in hip-hop together with her versatility and artistic artistry,” mentioned Bruce Gillmer, president of music at Paramount+. “She has shifted the music business and cemented her standing as a world celebrity together with her crossover enchantment, genre-defying model and persevering with to be unapologetically ‘Nicki’.”
Earlier Vanguard Award recipients embrace Madonna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliott. David Bowie, The Beatles and director Richard Lester shared the honour on the first ever VMAs again in 1984.
I’m receiving the Video Vanguard Award on the 2022 #VMAs! You don’t need to miss my efficiency – Sunday August 28 at 8p on @MTV Aaaahhhhhh😫🙏🏽💕🎀♥️🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄csfxffvmmkbdsavgkmkkevhvjj pic.twitter.com/dPGgXe2gZA
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) August 8, 2022
The announcement follows Nicki teasing a brand new single, ‘Tremendous Freaky Lady’ which might be launched on August 12. Minaj has been nominated for 17 VMA awards and has received 5, together with her first win for Greatest Hip Hop Video, which she obtained in 2011. This yr, she’s nominated for Greatest Hip Hop for her monitor ‘Do We Have A Drawback?’ that includes Lil Child. See the complete listing of nominees right here.
Hip hop mainstays Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X lead this yr’s VMA nominees with seven nominations every. Harry Types and Doja Cat are shut behind the trio with six nominations, adopted by Taylor Swift on 5. Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Rosalía, and Ed Sheeran are additionally among the many nominees with nods in a number of classes.
Notably, Madonna’s nomination within the Greatest Longform Video class for ‘Madame X’ means she is now the one artist to obtain a VMA nomination in each decade for the reason that present began – incomes 69 nominations in whole and a document 20 wins. Followers can vote for awards on the MTV VMA web site.
Anitta, J Balvin and Panic! At The Disco will even be a part of Minaj on the 2022 VMAs stage, with extra performers set to be introduced quickly.