MTV VMAs 2016: Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj To Perform

Published: Wednesday 24th Aug 2016 by Sam

As the days whittle down, the line-up for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards has been beefing up.

Seconds ago, organisers for the event confirmed Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj as the latest names to take to the stage.

Details below…

The reveal came on Twitter…

This cements previous suggestion that the songbird will be performing ‘Side To Side’ with the rapper. As reported this morning, the video for the cut will also arrive on Sunday.

The addition of the duo firms up an already fierce collective of performers, which presently includes Rihanna and Britney Spears. And with Beyonce’s name also in the mix,

Airing live from Madison Square Garden, the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards takes place on August 28th.

[Photo credit: Getty]

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  1. Ughhhh August 24, 2016

    Dang the VMA’s are trying to out do all the award shows.

    • LISA LEVINE August 25, 2016

      But ends up being a lip-singing/stiff boring show. Britney which they are pumping up will look like shes in a coma and counting dance steps with a bunch of steriod gays all over the stage. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj whose last projects fell short will try to redo Bang Bang but without the personality of Jesse J — WE WON’T REMEMBER THERE PERFORMANCE TOMORROW. Rihanna please call Drake to save you. again. Beyonce should be in VH1 era – shes like 40 years old right?

  2. Danzou August 24, 2016

    The VMAs going in huh? They’d better not f*** up a prince tribute if they do one.

  3. HailLegendBeysus August 24, 2016

    YASSS!!!! THE SLAYAGE AT THE VMA’S BETTER BE REAL!!!! Britney coming through with lip-sync and stiff dance routines. Frih coming to kill the audience with her screeching! Ariana coming to slay her peers with VOCALS (Looks at HOEMEZ AND BASIC SWIFT)!! Nicki coming to serve Iggy her deportation paper’s!!! BEYONCÉ COMING to snatch awards and scalp me bald again!!! Gotta get that Lynette Avi ready again LMFAO!!!!
    But with all the shade to the side. All those woman above are coming to Slay and ENTERTAINE!!! Im really looling forward to seeing how Rihanna’s pieces together her 14 minute set. I REALLY HOPE THE TEA BEING SPILT IS TRUE AND THAT QUEEN BEY PERFORMS!!! She has too!!!

    • Ughhhh August 24, 2016

      To be honest though if Beyoncé performs isn’t it going to be anything new? Like all honesty? We have seen all her performances of her new album through her concert. Like what would be different? like either way I’m here for it… But I feel like Rihanna is going to be the one who surprises us, Rihanna isn’t a stage performer but I feel like she is going to bring it this weekend.

      • Ughhhh August 24, 2016

        Honestly *

      • HailLegendBeysus August 24, 2016

        I don’t care she still slays every time she performs those routines. But I need her too perform 6 Inch Heels with The Weekend and perform Hold Up/Countdown!
        Rihanna really needs to bring it. She has 14mins to serve us SLAYAGE! She better stay away from choreography, because we all know she gets breathless just standing there. But if she does cherography (I’ll LIVE) playback will be her best friend.

      • Meme August 24, 2016

        I respect your comment @ughhhh I have to agree i really feel Rihanna gonna put on one hell of a show. She may not be a stage performer but she’s a showmen….she will not go up on that stage and put on a half ass show. She will will surprise us all. I am getting emotional typing this. Been staning for this 1 almost 10 yrs now. I’m so proud of her.

    • Weezy Tha Goat/ Zayn is ? August 24, 2016

      Screaming at yo shady ass ??

      • HailLegendBeysus August 24, 2016

        Lmao ??

    • Maurice August 24, 2016

      HailBey, do you actually have a life? srs.
      You sound pathetic.

      • HailLegendBeysus August 24, 2016

        Lol what does it matter to you? Shouldn’t you be busy writing a column or something seeing as you said you were mega successful?

      • ??+✈️=? August 24, 2016

        HailBeysus he’s a fake. His name is Maurice Cassidy and he makes voiceover’s while video games on YouTube

      • HailLegendBeysus August 25, 2016

        IQUZNZIQNZHZUSJ NOT YOU COMING WITH THE HOT BOILING TEA!!! I CANNOT WITH EVERYONE CONSTANTLY LYING TO IMPRESS A BUNCH OF NOBODY’S ON A BLOG (yes this includes myself as a random nobody). We are all nobodies to one another so it’s just Hilarious when people go the extra lengths to impress.
        @Maurice why did you stop making video’s. Your commentary was good and you have a relaxing voice. I could see your channel blowing up in the gaming community.

      • Yes August 25, 2016

        ? Not Maurice getting exposed.

      • Danzou August 25, 2016

        Damn why yall expose my man’s like that? Lol

      • Maurice August 25, 2016

        Yes, I was doing some voiceover commentary for fun, as a hobby.
        But I actually get paid writing about the people you stan for. lmao.
        Stay pressed.

    • wrosy3 August 25, 2016

      Your analysis is whack stfu and the ratings will still be low

      • HailLegendBeysus August 25, 2016

        Shut your illiterate ass up and go get a proper education.

      • Maurice August 25, 2016

        HailBey, I’m relevant enough for you to do your homework on me.
        Gurrl, you better push through!!!!!

        Now go and work out what my monthly salary is and expose that. And then tell the people what car I drive. *sips lemonade*

      • HailLegendBeysus August 25, 2016

        LMFAOOOO Don’t flatter yourself. I ain’t checking for you. Never have and never will. The only times we have conversed on this blog is when you come into my reply section. You ain’t no thought to me. Someone dropped your YouTube name and i simply typed it in and seen your pic. Stop acting like i went on some CSI trip just to get this info lmao! Also the only pressed one here is you. You’re in my reply section, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND ???

      • Maurice August 25, 2016

        Bish, you checking for me more than you’re checking for Solange.
        And you purposely checked this post to see whether I had replied or not.
        The truth will set you free the day you accept the facts I’m stating.

      • HailLegendBeysus August 25, 2016

        LSBAIQNQGSJAB FACTS!?!?!? BITXH WHERE!?!?!?!? ?????! I ain’t checking no fuxking post. I comment on this blog through my phone. I get notifications through email everytime someone comments on a blog I’ve commented on. SIT THE FUXK DOWN! You’re looking desperate now ?????!!!!

  4. brandy4everstan August 24, 2016


    • Ughhhh August 24, 2016

      Lmao @ Brandy Performing at the VMAs. Only BET supports her now. And Beggin and Pleading was not great. I honestly can’t see Brandy ever performing on a main stage award show besides BET anymore.

      • brandy4everstan August 24, 2016

        Brandy performed at the vmas before though

      • Ughhhh August 24, 2016

        Yea when she was current and R and B was more popular than Rap. VMAs don’t support “black music” or any award show. You have to be light skin (or on the brown paper bag scale) to make to these award shows these days, unless you’re a black male with a song the white people like

  5. ShakaZulu August 24, 2016

    Yassss I slick love this song!!!

  6. Weezy Tha Goat/ Zayn is ? August 24, 2016

    The song is fire. They better come thru with a good performance though.

  7. FC/JC August 24, 2016

    cute… But not exciting enough for me yet

  8. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? August 24, 2016

    Yes!!!! OMG! The black female trinity of music, relevance, and pop culture all performing. If the ratings this year aren’t crazy high, then I’d be completely dumb-founded. Hope Nicki debuts a new solo single of her own too.

  9. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? August 24, 2016

    Yes!!!! OMG! The black female t.r.i.n.i.t.y of music, relevance, and pop culture all performing. If the ratings this year aren’t crazy high, then I’d be completely dumb-founded. Hope Nicki debuts a new solo single of her own too.

    • Cough Cough August 24, 2016

      That’s a pretty sad trilogy compare to the standard of precious trilogy’s.

  10. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? August 24, 2016

    So beyond ready for that infamous Caribbean inspired dance break during “What’s My Name?” Rih, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, rip my edges out. I don’t wanna go to sleep and start school the next day without being bald.

  11. Cough Cough August 24, 2016

    I wonder how they work out the Ariana sings 100% then cue Nickis lip sync. Lol. Still not very excited about this show, seems like it will be boring and forgettable like the past 5 years of VMA.

  12. Molly August 24, 2016

    Damn VMAS are gonna be LIT

    • Yes August 24, 2016

      ? what in the world is going on with your Avatar. Not her flat chested ass getting photo shopped (big) breast ? Girl you stay stanning for flops.

      • Ughhhh August 25, 2016


  13. JUNGKOOK August 24, 2016

    we need real performers , where the hell are jennifer lopez – beyonce – bruno mars?!!

  14. Mark111 /.\ August 24, 2016

    Poor Brandy stan, I guess they don’t know the what year this is… or decade.

    • Danzou August 24, 2016

      Neither do u evidently if u still Stan aaliyah

    • Yes August 24, 2016

      ? Mark you are shady as fk. You’re speaking nothing but the truth though.

  15. RihYonce August 24, 2016

    The VMAs is going to slay ! The holy trinity finally on one stage ! I’m ready to see how Rihanna’s 14 minute set will be. I know Beyoncé is going to slay the stage & snatch all the awards. I really hope Beyoncé performs 6 inch with the weekend & hold up that would be epic !! Also “sorry” she comes out & perform those 3 songs I would die ! But I’m here for whatever either way she slays.

  16. KingMark111 /.\ August 25, 2016

    Lol @ the so called “exposure”
    I think it’s time …

  17. Nowd Reddish tran ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi August 25, 2016

    Good for them and can’t wait to see other artists performance too at the Gmail award show

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