Nicki Minaj is about to receive the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the next MTV Video Music Awards which will take place on August 28th.

The rapper will take the opportunity to offer a performance during the ceremony, which she had not done since 2018 as Variety rightly recalls.

“Nicki broke the barriers of hip-hop for women with her versatility and creative talent.

She rocked the music industry and established her status as a global superstar with an alluring blend of registers and a style that defies genres, while remaining 'Nicki' without making concessions,” said Bruce Gillmer, president of programming. music for Paramount+, in a statement.

A decade of success

Nicki Minaj has already been nominated 17 times at the VMAs and has won 5 awards, including best hip-hop music video for

Super Bass

 in 2011.

The following year, she walked the competition stage for the first time in the company of Alicia Keys on her title

Girl on Fire


Previously, artists as diverse as Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West and Missy Elliot have won the Video Vanguard Award.


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