October 4, 2023

Nicki Minaj reprises her dual role as emcee and performer for the 2023 “VMAs”. Get the full details here.

Nicki Minaj is set for a triumphant return to the MTV stage. Reprising her dual role as show emcee and performer for the 2023 “VMAs.” LIVE from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Tuesday, September 12th at 8 PM ET/PT. The 2023 “VMAs” will air on 13th September on MTV UK and Pluto TV with the pre-show at 9 pm. Followed by the main show at 10:30 pm and on Paramount+ on 19th September.

Nicki Minaj


For the second consecutive year, Minaj will announce the show’s star-studded lineup of performers, presenters and winners. And will stun fans with a world premiere performance of her newest single, “Last Time I Saw You.” Last year, the 6x winner of the “VMAs” commanded the event as emcee and performer. And the winner of “Best Hip Hop,” plus the recipient of the coveted Video Vanguard Award.

Minaj boasts an impressive 25 overall “VMAs” nominations, including 6 nods this year. She’s notably nominated once again for “Best Hip Hop,” a category she first won 12 years ago and another 3 times thereafter (2015, 2018, 2022). This year, her other 5 nominations include the sought-after categories of “Video of the Year” and “Artist of the Year.”


Her ongoing triumph in the “Best Hip Hop” category, securing wins for “Anaconda” (2015) and “Chun-Li” (2018). IN 2012, she also claimed the “Best Female Video” award for “Starships” and then in 2019 the award for “Best Power Anthem” (“Hot Girl Summer”).

Nicki Minaj



Minaj marked her debut on the “VMA” main stage in 2012, delivering an unexpected rap verse on Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire.” In 2014, she staged an impressive trifecta, first taking fans to the Amazonian jungle with “Anaconda,” then teaming up with Ariana Grande and Jessie J for a show-stopping performance of “Bang Bang.” Finally, “She Came To Give It To U” with Usher.

In 2015, Nicki’s performance again formed a trio of songs, starting with “Trini Dem Girls,” before bringing Taylor Swift on stage for “The Night Is Still Young” and “Bad Blood.” She reunited with Ariana Grande in 2016 for “Side To Side,” and shared the stage with host Katy Perry in 2017 for a performance of “Swish Swish.”

Her 2018 performance featured an unforgettable rap medley from her album Queen, featuring songs “Majesty,” “Ganga Burn,” “FEFE” and “Barbie Dreams.”

Beyond her captivating performances, Nicki consistently wows on the “VMA” red carpet with her trendsetting fashion and hairstyles, generating instant viral buzz on social media and across global media outlets.

The 2023 “VMAs” will air on 13th September on MTV UK and Pluto TV. The pre-show begins at 9 p.m. Followed by the main show at 10:30 p.m. and on Paramount+ on 19th September.





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