Nicki Minaj will appear at VMAs Awards show at Prudential Center in Newark

nicki minaj vma



Nicki Minaj will receive the Video Vanguard Award and perform at MTV’s 2022 Video Music Awards show, taking place at the Prudential Center in Newark, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m., and airing live on MTV at that time.

This is a lifetime achievement award for “outstanding contributions” and “profound impact” on music video and popular culture. Previous winners range from David Bowie, The Beatles and Michael Jackson to Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears.

Also confirmed to perform at the ceremony are Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello x Khalid and Panic! At the Disco, with many more artists expected to be announced soon.

Leading nominees include Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X (seven each), Doja Cat and Harry Styles (six each), and Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd (five each). Minaj is nominated in the Hip Hop Video category for “Do We Have a Problem?,” featuring Lil Baby. 

For more information, visit


Since launching in September 2014,, a 501(c)(3) organization, has become one of the most important media outlets for the Garden State arts scene. And it has always offered its content without a subscription fee, or a paywall. Its continued existence depends on support from members of that scene, and the state’s arts lovers. Please consider making a contribution of any amount to via PayPal, or by sending a check made out to to 11 Skytop Terrace, Montclair, NJ 07043.


Custom Amount

Personal Info

Donation Total: $20.00

Explore more articles:

Leave a Comment

Sign up for our Newsletter