Nicki Minaj will perform and act as a host at the MTV’s 2023 Video Music Awards, taking place on Tuesday.
Minaj, who is nominated for six VMAs this year, will perform her new single ‘Last Time I Saw You’ and announce this year’s performers, hosts and winners.
Last year, she was one of three presenters, along with LL Cool J and Jack Harlow, to receive the Video Vanguard Award.
She joins a list of previously announced artists that also includes Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Wayne, Doja Cat, Kelsea Ballerini, Anitta, Tomorrow X Together, Demi Lovato, Karol G, Måneskin and Stray Kids.
Rodrigo has been nominated for six VMAs this year, including video of the year. Her performance will take place after Friday’s release Guts, her second album. Rodrigo previously performed her hit “good 4 u” at the 2021 VMAs, where she was also named Best New Artist and Push Artist, as well as winning song of the year.
For Lil Wayne, this will be his first appearance at the VMAs for the first time in over a decade. He will perform his new single ‘Kat Food’, which will be released on Friday, live for the first time. He has also been nominated this year and is participating in the best hip-hop category, which he won in 2008.
Doja Cat returns to the VMA stage after hosting and performing “Been Like This” and “You Right” in 2021. She is also up for five VMAs, including Video of the Year and Artist of the Year.
Ballerini will give a world premiere of the extended version of her EP Roll up the welcome mat (for good). This will be her first VMA appearance.
Anitta will perform a medley of hits from her latest release, Funk Generation: A Favela Love Story. She made her VMA debut last year, where she also became the first Brazilian to take home a Moon Person trophy. Anitta is aiming for a repeat win in the Best Latin category this year.
Tomorrow X Together (TXT) will take the stage alongside Anitta to debut a new single. The group is also in the running for the best K-pop and push performance of the year.
As previously announced, Shakira will also receive the Video Vanguard Award and perform on the show.
Taylor Swift leads the nominees with a total of eleven entries, followed by SZA with eight; Blackpink, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and Olivia Rodrigo with six; Kim Petras and Sam Smith (5 each), Beyoncé, Diddy, Drake, Ice Spice, Karol G, Metro Boomin, Shakira and TOMORROW X TOGETHER (4 each).
The 2023 VMAs will be broadcast live Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET (postponed PT) from the Prudential Center in New Jersey. Fans vote.
The show is executive produced by Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic, with Barb Bialkowski serving as co-executive producer. Alicia Portugal and Jackie Barba are the executives in charge of production. Wendy Plaut is the director in charge of celebrity talent, and Lisa Lauricella is the music talent director.
September 7, 9:20 AM: Added news about Rodrigo’s performance.
September 8, 6 p.m: Added Minaj performance and performance.
This story was originally published on August 31 at 1:13 PM