The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards are getting a double dose of Nicki Minaj. Earlier today, the network announced that the Young Money raptress would be performing during the pre-show broadcast, and now, the Best New Artist nominee is getting her swerve on in a new promo clip for the ceremony.
Set to the tune of her hit “Your Love,” a young Nicki poses in the mirror, dreaming of one day ruling rap. But as the clip progresses, Minaj is shown dolled up like a classic ’50s debutante and zooms into the present as she hops on a motorcycle and speeds through the California streets.
“Ever since she was little, she dreamed of dominating the world of rap,” says the announcer. “Now the world—and every man in it—is beneath her stilettos.”
Debuting tonight on MTV’s 10 spot, the promo clip is an early taste of what Minaj will bring during her performance at the pre-show event, airing on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. The award show, hosted by Chelsea Handler, will follow at 9 p.m.
Check out this HQ and official billboard of Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Ke$ha, and Eminem for the 2010 VMAs!
Check out this VMA promo that features our own rap mistress riding a hot motorcycle. Hopefully we get to see her commercial soon!
I wonder why they still spell her name wrong…
Also, note that she said the new single is about to drop.
Young Money will take over MTV at this year’s Video Music Awards. Drake and Nicki Minaj have been added to the award show lineup.
MTV announced the first round of performers and presenters for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. The 27th annual event will mark the first VMA performance by Drake, who is nominated for two awards including Best Male Video and Best Hip-Hop Video.
His Young Money cohort Nicki Minaj, a first-time nominee for Best New Artist, is set to present, along with Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, and Selena Gomez.
The network also confirmed Kanye West’s return to the VMA stage following last year’s show-stealing moment. He will perform material from his fifth album, due November 16.
The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 12, at 9 p.m. MTV will announce additional performers, presenters, and a host on a later date.
Skip to the 0:47 mark to see what Nicki answers!