Nicki Minaj to Perform & Host the 2023 MTV VMAs

Nicki Minaj at New York Fashion Week in 2018
Nicki Minaj at New York Fashion Week in 2018. Photo by Max Lakner/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9871042bk)

We’re currently counting the hours until the MTV VMAs, and the more we learn about the ceremony, the more excited we are! The final round of performers has been announced, including Nicki Minaj, who’ll also serve as the ceremony’s host for the second year in a row.

Minaj has been revealed as the ceremony’s MC, which basically means she’ll be announcing the show’s star-studded lineup of performers, presenters, and winners. She did the same job last year alongside LL Cool J and Jack Harlow, but she’ll do it all on her own this time around.

The hip-hop star will also perform her newly-released single “Last Time I Saw You”, and she’s only one of several recently announced MTV VMAs performers. Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Fall Out Boy, Peso Pluma, and Olivia Rodrigo will also grace the stage at this award show.

This year’s MTV VMAs will also include medleys from the honorary award recipients Shakira and Diddy. The list of previously announced performers includes Doja Cat, Demi Lovato, Anitta, Kelsea Ballerini, Måneskin, and Tomorrow X Together, among others.

The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on September 12, with Taylor Swift leading the list of nominees.