Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, & 2 Chainz Added to VMA Performers

Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz

With just two days to go, MTV has added hip-hop heavyweights Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and 2 Chainz to the list of performers for this year’s Video Music Awards.

The “Starships” rapper will perform at the Staples Center with a secret guest, while her tourmate 2 Chainz will make his VMA debut.

After closing the 2011 show, Lil Wayne will take the stage for the first live performance of “No Worries,” the second single off his upcoming album I Am Not a Human Being II.

Rihanna will open the show, teaming up with A$AP Rocky on the remix to her new single “Cockiness (Love It)” and Calvin Harris for “We Found Love.”

Previously announced performers include Alicia Keys, Frank Ocean, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Pink, and Green Day. The VMAs will air live from Los Angeles on September 6 at 8 p.m. EST.



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32 Comments

  1. ayee

    1st mafockaz..

    MinajRules, where u at ??

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    edi Reply:

    @ayee, they picked the worst people in hiphop do perfom…………………………………………….

    these people right here are destroying hip hop………..

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    Roman Emperor Reply:

    @edi, My bitch bout to go HAM on this stage. ROMAN HOLIDAY Part 2 BITCHES. I just hope she’s not performing w/ whack ass 2 chainz.. Maybe she’ll premiere some new music.
    Name one bitch in the game that she can’t MURDER.

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    KenBarbUk Reply:

    @edi, its *MinajRules2012. Omg Finally Something To Look Forward To. Hopes She Perform Something ‘Hip Hop’.

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    YoungPereezy YMCMB-MMG Chapter 5 Reply:

    @edi, What Tha F*** r u talkin’ ’bout?
    They out here doin’ them things and Savin’ Hip Hop Music from Pop-SH**

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  2. Nick

    Ok, now the awards are going to be watchable

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    edi Reply:

    @Nick,they picked the worst people in hiphop do perfom…………………………………………….

    these people right here are destroying hip hop………..

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  3. edi

    they picked the worst people in hiphop do perfom…………………………………………….

    these people right here are destroying hip hop………..

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    Mrunhateable Reply:

    @edi, i guess u thought what u had to say was so great u posted it twice….

    Actually the show just became watchable IMO. Wayne and nicki run the charts and keep hip hop alive. As for 2 chains… I got nothing

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    Miles Reply:

    @Mrunhateable, they aint keepin s*** alive.

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    Wassupp Reply:

    @Miles, You are a moran. bcuz all the REAL hip-hop artist like Nas are putting out albums, yet no one is buying them. No one is giving them the attention they need to carry on “Hardcore” Hip-Hop… and it starts with people like you, hating on Nicki when all ur doing is giving this post more views… Go spend ur time listening to Nas music or on Nas’ posts. Not Nickis.

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    Miles Reply:

    @Wassupp,
    Lil Wayne & Nicki don’t make Hip-Hop music. and Keeping the genre alive has nothing to do with whats selling. I don’t care about giving her post more view, and Idgaf about how much money her an Wayne making. I’m not even hating. Wayne’s music is garbage. The Carter 4 was garbage. The Carter 3 was garbage. Dedication 4 was garbage. & to anyone who disagrees, you should take a good look in the mirror. the last time Wayne released a good hip-hop album was Tha Carter 2.
    And Pink Friday:Reloaded can hardly even be called a hip-hop album. I’m not even gonna say my opinion on the actual quality of the music but the album cannot be categorized as a Hip-Hop album on fact.
    You cannot save Hip-Hop when you are releasing horrible Hip-Hop music. The fact that its selling well is actually ruining the genre because thats what kids will perceive as good Hip-Hop. No body over the age of 18 buys lil wayne’s music

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    Miles Reply:

    @Wassupp, Plus how am I a moron. There is no message in Wayne’s music. Nothing positive or even worth listening to. Its all about “f***ing bad Bit**es”, gettin money, and getting high. His music has no purpose, and couldn’t possibly give anyone a positive feeling once the song is over. You can’t possibly be telling me that songs of that nature is “saving hip-hop”

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    Wassupp Reply:

    @Miles, That’s the thing tho.. u said they aint keeping nothing alive… but yet at least they have their foundation built on Hip-Hop… yes, Nicki does do pop but that isnt a crime & she still raps a lot here and there… and as for wayne… Hip-Hop is not CHRISTION/GOSPEL, it doesn’t HAVE to be inspirational. Rappers can rap about Jesus or Naked women. It Doesn’t matter. and honestly i dnt know why ur spending so much time on something u dnt like.

    Miles Reply:

    @Wassupp, I’m not saying he has to rap about gospel, i’m not religious myself. But he is keeping anything alive with the subject matter he chooses to rap about. Eminems music was violent, and weird and sometimes disrespectful, but it went into more of the category of venting and letting the audience no more of him. Biggie rapped about drugs and life on the streets but he was letting the world know about the lifestyle he lived. Wayne’s music is just pointless bragging about nothing good.
    And I’m not saying there is anything wrong with Nicki Minaj making pop music. But you can’t say she is keeping hip-hop alive when most of her album was pop and she makes pop more than rap. that like saying Taylor Swift is keeping Rock n Roll alive

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  4. Be3000

    So many people are debuting new songs I think that’s a bad idea and Rihanna peforming We Found love… again? She’s peformed that song live way too many times but I think Cockiness will be sick!

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  5. MH

    Yesssssssss. This news made my day. Lmfao.

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  6. Miles

    They chose the worst possible Hip-Hop…. The worst possible……..

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  7. Wooord

    Im looking forward to Nicki’s Performance. Love her or hate her, she puts on a damn good show that get’s EVERYONES attention…. especially the haters.

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  8. BrunoBruno

    that “no worries” song sucks but it would be amazing if lil wayne came out on a skateboard and fell over, nicki minaj better not do another shit performance like she did at the grammys, 2 chainz should not be there unless he brings out kanye west, and rihanna better not be performing with asap rocky that ninjas over rated

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  9. BrunoBruno

    im listening to “no worries” right now SMH im embarrassed for lil wayne already that his gotta perform this shit song infront of millions of people and celebrities
    theyre all gonna be staring at him blankly like wtf did jail do to lil wayne

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  10. truthiz

    Ooooh ooooh cant wait to seee lil kim perform…..lol my b…that was in 03 lmfao get it nicki!!!!

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  11. BrunoBruno

    i aint even a hater “let the beat build” is my phone ringtone and i love “did it on em” but lil wayne has become dramatically shitter at rapping and song choosing you cannot deny that and nicki minaj is the biggest female rapper in the world and she still calls herself a “bad bitch” she needs to get some self respect and start trying to be a black QUEEN instead of a “bad bitch” and 2 chainz i have only heard this nigga write two good raps EVER “duffle bag boy” and on “mercy” besides them everything else is garbage .. VMAs could of chose j.cole or kendrick lamar or big sean but no they chose 2 chainz fucking liberty

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  12. RDK

    Nice i really hope Alicia keys perform the inferno version,of girls on fire with Nicki Minaj,if not that,s cool too,Nicki will be performing either way so that,s a plus for me.

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  13. J.Moore

    This is the MTV awards so more than likely Nicki will do a pop and hiphop Song. The songs? Probably beez in the trap and the suprise guest will more than likely be britney spears because she was supposed to be on the original version of masquerade…idk just a guess.

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  14. sharquality

    I hope Nicki and Alicia perform together!!! ^__^

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  15. Jay

    Sweet!!! :)

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  16. JustMe

    Great choice bcuz that way they’ll get more viewers. Think about it, It’s all about popularity. They are bringing in people that are the top in charts bcuz it will bring more viewers. And whether you dnt like the artist or not, everyone will be watching them bcuz they have the attention right now. Also, it’s the VMAs not the BET awards so their choices has to be people who attract a wide range of people, also the people who are doing big right now. And we might wonder why and amazing rapper like Kendrick Lamar isn’t performing. It’s bcuz not everyone knows who he is. Think about it, just bcuz you listen to a lot of his music and all your freinds knw him, it does ‘t mean everyone does. Whereas, lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj have the world’s attention. Everyone knows wh they are. Meaning more viewers and more “hype” show ( does that even make sense). Can’t wait

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  17. @taimiicel

    Yes finally I needed this to watch the show woop

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  18. Is this Life?

    MTV’s 2012 VMA’s will be dreadful. Are these performers really the best choice for a night that’s meant to celebrate music?

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  19. LOL

    Yawn yawn and yawn….Ive seen these tired performers already at the EBT awards. I will be watching the DNC sorry MTV…..#Obama2012

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  20. J to the B down to the Abloc(liyah)

    let see what they bring to the table @ the VMa award show performance Live

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