Nicki Minaj Will Reprise Role As Host And Performer At VMAs

Nicki is stepping back into her dual role for this year's show.

BYLavender Alexandria
2022 MTV VMAs – Show

Last year, Nicki Minaj had a pretty big night at the VMAs. The beloved rap star and hitmaker was receiving the coveted Video Vanguard award and as a result, delivered a show-stopping melody of some of her most well-known songs. But she also served as an MC of sorts taking over some of the duties that would normally be saved for a host. She shared those duties with LL Cool J and Jack Harlow but apparently, Minaj did such a great job that she's being invited back.

Once again at this year's VMAs which take place next week, Nicki Minaj will be serving double duty as host and performer. This time around she'll be performing her new single "Last Time I Saw You" which has been out for just over a week and already has almost 9 million streams on Spotify. This year, she will also be undertaking MC duties all on her own. “Minaj will announce the show’s star-studded lineup of performers, presenters, and winners,” the announcement of her role reads. As usual, the VMAs have a roster of performers that includes many of the biggest stars in the music industry. The show takes place on September 8 at 8 pm EST.

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Nicki Minaj Returns To The VMAs

Nicki Minaj has also been collecting major streaming milestones recently. Her track "Seeing Green" just hit 100 million streams on Spotify. The track became her 75th to hit the major milestone. That came just a week after she became the first female rapper to reach 31 billion total Spotify streams across her entire discography.

Nicki Minaj is gearing up to release her first new album since 2018. Pink Friday 2 is scheduled for later this year. Nicki has continued the campaign towards its release by sharing album covers for it, though she didn't share which one was the official artwork. What do you think of Nicki Minaj taking on double duties of hosting and performing again at the VMAs? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.