Nicki Minaj to Open MTV VMAs on Sunday

Nicki Minaj

MTV announced on Thursday that Nicki Minaj will kick off this year’s Video Music Awards.

This will be the rapper’s second time in a row as the opening performer for the VMA’s, and her third year performing.

Last year, the rapper set the bar high with an unforgettable “Anaconda” performance. She also hit the stage two other times to perform “Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Ariana Grande and “She Came to Give It to You” with Usher.

The announcement comes as a surprise because just last month the rapper took to Twitter to express her anger about a VMA snub for “Video of the Year,” stating that “Anaconda” was overlooked even though it broke records and took over the internet.

Looks like Nicki and MTV called a truce for now..

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