Nicki Minaj, Jack Harlow and LL Cool J Co-Hosting 2022 MTV VMAs

Nicki Minaj at the 2018 Met Gala
Nicki Minaj at the 2018 Met Gala. Photo by Carl Timpone/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9665158vq)

This year’s MTV Video Music Awards are just around the corner and we finally know who’ll be in charge of hosting the festivities. LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, and Jack Harlow will share emceeing duties at this highly-anticipated awards ceremony.

MTV VMAs have traditionally been hosted by solo performers, ranging from Doja Cat and Keke Palmer to Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, but the organizers are taking a different approach this year. The hosting trio will share responsibility for introducing the night’s biggest moments, performers, presenters, and winners.

In addition to hosting the show, Nicki Minaj will also be one of its biggest honorees, since she’s set to receive the Video Vanguard Award and perform a medley of her biggest hits.

“Nicki has broken barriers for women in hip-hop with her versatility and creative artistry. 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,” said MTV’s Bruce Gillmer.

Minaj’s co-host LL Cool J is no stranger to receiving Video Vanguard Award since he took it home all the way back in 1997. As for Jack Harlow, he came into the ceremony as one of the most nominated artists, with nods in eight different categories.

The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards will be held on August 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.