Nicki Minaj is slated to obtain the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this 12 months’s MTV Video Music Awards. The rap star can even carry out for the primary time in 4 years on the occasion, which is able to happen at 8 pm ET on Aug. 28 on the Prudential Middle in Newark, N.J.
“Nicki has damaged boundaries for girls in hip-hop together with her versatility and inventive artistry,” stated Bruce Gilllmer, president of music, music expertise, programming and occasions at Paramount and chief content material officer, music at Paramount+. “She has shifted the music business and cemented her standing as a worldwide celebrity together with her crossover attraction, genre-defying model and persevering with to be unapologetically ‘Nicki.’”
Minaj is nominated this 12 months for her “Do We Have A Drawback?” feat. Lil Child video within the “Greatest Hip-Hop” class. She is a five-time VMA winner, 17-time nominee and has beforehand carried out on the present six occasions. Minaj is gearing up for the discharge of her newest single “Tremendous Freaky Lady” on Friday (Aug. 12).
Missy Elliott, Madonna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, and Jennifer Lopez are the prior recipients of the Vanguard Award. The gold-plated Moon Particular person trophy is awarded by MTV to “artists for his or her excellent contributions and profound influence on music video and well-liked tradition.” David Bowie, The Beatles, and director Richard Lester have been the primary to obtain the popularity on the inaugural VMAs in 1984.
It was lately introduced that Anitta, J Balvin, Panic! on the Disco, and Marshmello x Khalid are additionally slated to carry out on the awards present later this month.