by Jeff Cornell
MTV has announced that Nicki Minaj will open the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. The rapper, as well as the channel, teased the performance earlier today taking to Instagram, sharing an ultrasound photo featuring Jeremy Scott’s newly designed “Moonman” in the place of a baby. The photo played on the rumors circling that Minaj is pregnant with boyfriend Meek Mill’s child. See the photo below.
Minaj will kick off the show joining a long list of performers including Justin Bieber, Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams, Tori Kelly and a recently confirmed collaboration between A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots. Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas will perform during the pre-show
It’s safe to assume that Minaj is over getting “snubbed” for Video of the Year for her song “Anaconda.” The MC went ballistic on MTV following the nominations feeling the video should have been nominated for in the coveted category, even though the clip did receive two nods for Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Female Video. She is also nominated for Best Collaboration for “Bang Bang,” which also features Jessie J and Ariana Grande.
The MTV Video Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday (Aug. 30) at 9 PM (ET).