7:00am PT by Philiana Ng
MTV VMAs: Nicki Minaj Added to Performers Lineup
Nicki Minaj is taking the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards.
The 31-year-old singer has been added to the lineup for her first solo performance at the awards show, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The former American Idol judge will perform her single, "Anaconda," from her forthcoming The Pink Print album due later this year.
The VMAs will be broadcast from Inglewood, Calif.'s renovated venue The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.
“The VMAs is a pretty big deal, so people go all out for it,” said Minaj. “I am very, very excited and looking forward to the performance.”
Minaj, a winner of two Moonmen, has performed several times at the VMAs, first in 2010 during the pre-show and in 2012 for a duet performance with Alicia Keys for "Girl on Fire."
Beyonce, also the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, leads this year's pack with eight nominations, including Video of the Year and best female video.
Jesse Ignjatovic, Amy Doyle, Garrett English and Dave Sirulnick are executive producers. Joanna Bomberg, Jen Jones and Lee Lodge are co-executive producers. Hamish Hamilton is director.