Nicki Minaj is advantage for the VMAs! On August 28, she’s going to every receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and salvage dwell on the 2022 show for the most famous time in four years.

The award is presented to artists for their outstanding contributions and profound influence on tune video and neatly-liked custom. Now not like varied trophies given on the VMAs, the Vanguard Award is a gold-plated Moon Particular person rather than a extinct silver one. Earlier Vanguard Award recipients encompass Madonna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez, and Missy Elliott. Furthermore, David Bowie, The Beatles, and director Richard Lester shared the glory on the most famous-ever VMAs in September 1984.

Currently, the “Chun-Li” rapper is nominated this year within the Most effective Hip Hop class for her most famous single “Elevate out We Possess a Train?,” which moreover points fellow rapper Lil Little one. Right here is her seventeenth nomination on the VMAs since her debut in 2010. She took home her first Moon Particular person statue for Most effective Hip Hop Video in 2011 (“Mammoth Bass”) and one other the next year for Most effective Female Video (“Starships”) and has won five VMA trophies throughout her profession. Most now no longer too long ago, she picked up a Moon Particular person in 2019 for Most effective Vitality Anthem (“Hot Lady Summer season”).

Minaj will be releasing her next single “Mammoth Freaky Lady” prior to the show on August 12. She posted a preview snippet of the song on social media on July 13. The quilt artwork for the one was once unveiled on August 5, with the rapper bringing in a Barbie gaze with long, sizzling-purple wavy hair and a matching purple bodysuit and stilettos.

Minaj joins previously presented VMA performers Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid, and Scare! on the Disco. Uncover the beefy checklist of 2022 VMA nominees correct here. 

This year’s show will return to Novel Jersey’s Prudential Center in Newark on Sunday, August 28. The ceremony previously hit the Backyard Insist in 2019, hosted by Sebastian Maniscalco; last year’s show aired from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Originate obvious to whisk vote in your faves at


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