Nicki Minaj to Perform at VMA Pre-Show

The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards just got a shade pinker. Nicki Minaj, who was previously announced as a presenter during the award show, will give her first-ever televised solo performance at the 2010 VMA Pre-Show, where she will dazzle red carpet patrons with a live rendition of her No. 1 hit “Your Love.”

“I am truly honored to be a part of this year’s VMAs. Just yesterday I was an underground female rapper. See Barbz? Dreams do come true,” stated Minaj.

Nicki will also launch a contest on her Twitter page where 10 fans will be able to nab tickets to see the Harajuku Barbie up close and personal. The contest will begin on Sept. 7, with the winners being announced on Sept. 10.

The pre-show, featuring MTV News correspondents Sway, Tim Kash, Suchin Pak, and Jim Cantiello, will air live from the red carpet outside of L.A.’s Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. Hosted by comedienne Chelsea Handler, the 27th annual event will feature performances from Eminem, Drake, Kanye West, Usher, Justin Bieber, B.o.B, and more.