Nicki Minaj still has some love for MTV VMAs despite her recent rant over her Video of the Year snub. The raptress would be among performers appearing at the Sunday, August 30 event, so MTV announced on Thursday, August 27 with an Instagram post of a sonogram.
Minaj is set to kick off the upcoming ceremony scheduled to take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. This will be her second time in a row to perform at the annual event. Last year, she took the stage for ?Anaconda? as well as her collaborative hit with Jessie J and Ariana Grande, ?Bang Bang?.
She is joining other acts in the line-up including The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Demi Lovato, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Justin Bieber.
A few weeks prior to being announced as a VMA performer, Minaj criticized MTV and later got involved in a Twitter spat with Taylor Swift after she found out her ?Anaconda? wasn?t nominated for the coveted Video of the Year Award.
?If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year,? she tweeted at that time. Swift, one of only two female artists nominated for the big prize, took it personal and called out Minaj for the remarks. The two eventually made up after Swift apologized and admitted she missed Minaj?s point.