Rapper, singer, global icon and cultural provocateur Nicki Minaj today announced that she will perform to open the 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards,” airing on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) on Monday 31 August at 7PM. Slyly poking fun at the latest gossip headlines, Minaj made the revelation to her 32 million followers on Instagram by posting an image of an adorable, tiny, gestating…MTV Moonman.
Having just concluded her global, sold-out tour, The Pinkprint Tour, Minaj returns to a VMA stage that she can rightfully call home. Minaj made her VMA debut in the 2010 “MTV Video Music Awards” pre-show, took to the main stage in 2012 to join Alicia Keys on “Girl on Fire”, and bounced through a performance of her mega-hit “Anaconda” in 2014.
The 2015 MTV VMAs will feature Miley Cyrus as host. In addition, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots are confirmed to perform. Presenters will be announced at a later date.
Artistes who win a 2015 “Video Music Award” will take home a special-edition Jeremy Scott Moonman, which was created exclusively for this year’s show.
The 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” will air across MTV’s global network of channels in more than 160 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion households around the world.