MTV Video Music Awards: Nicki Minaj, Rihanna to Debut 'Fly' Video During Pre-Show


The VMA lead-in begins at 8 p.m. with Selena Gomez to serve as host.

As MTV gears up for their annual Video Music Awards, the announcements continue to roll out regarding the star studded performances, presentations and even tributes.

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According to MTV’s RapFix, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna will get in on the action with a first look at their music video “Fly,” set to air during the awards pre-show. While “Fly” is featured on Minaj’s Pink Friday, the duo also collaborated on Rihanna’s Loud track “Raining Men.”

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The video is helmed by Sanaa Hamri, the same director behind Minaj’s “Super Bass,” and was shot back in January. Rihanna tweeted a teaser photo from the set, while Minaj told E! News, “We’re going to save the world in more ways than one with the video, and that’s all I can say about that.”
“I love Ri Ri! I mean, when she’s not grabbing my ass, she’s a sweet girl,” Minaj continued.

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Hosted by Selena Gomez, the pre-show will broadcast live from the black carpet at 8 p.m. She will be joined by MTV News correspondents Sway Calloway, Jim Cantiello and James Montgomery, while Cobra Starship will perform “You Make Me Feel.”
The MTV Video Music Awards air live on the East Coast at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, with a tape delayed broadcast for the West Coast.