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Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj to Perform at MTV VMAs

  /  08.24.2016

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj are going “Side to Side” at the VMAs.

The pop princess and rap queen will reunite on stage at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden to perform their latest collaboration for the first time at Sunday’s Video Music Awards.

“When you take the stage at the VMAs, you step into another world,” says Ariana in a promo released by MTV. “The drama, the design, the artistry ignites fire. It’s this kind of energy that perpetuates creativity and gives me the power to share my voice in a way that’s never been heard before. Because it’s not just a performance, it’s a statement.”

This won’t be Ari and Nicki’s first time sharing the stage at the VMAs. They opened the 2014 show with their Jessie J collaboration “Bang Bang.”

The two recently shot a video for “Side to Side,” which appears on Ariana’s latest album Dangerous Woman. The Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip will also premiere Sunday on Vevo.

They join previously-announced performers Britney Spears, G-Eazy, Nick Jonas, Ty Dolla $ign, Future, and Rihanna, who will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Jidenna and Alessia Cara will warm up the crowd during the pre-show, which is being hosted by DJ Khaled.

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards air live on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.


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