Nicki Minaj will receive MTV’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award this year at MTV VMAs.
The superstar rapper will also perform live at the show which goes down live from Prudential Center on Sunday, August 28 at 8PM ET/PT. The 17x nominated and 5x VMAs winner, who took home her first Moon Person for Best Hip Hop Video in 2011, is nominated this year for “Best Hip Hop” award.
“Nicki has broken barriers for women in hip-hop with her versatility and creative artistry,” said Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events, Paramount and Chief Content Officer, Music, Paramount+. “She has shifted the music industry and cemented her status as a global superstar with her crossover appeal, genre-defying style and continuing to be unapologetically ‘Nicki’.”
Some of the previous Vanguard Award recipients include Madonna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliott. Nicki’s new single ‘Super Freaky Girl‘ is set to release Aug. 12th. She also has a documentary coming soon to your devices.
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