MTV VMAs 2016: Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj performing together again
Newly announced award presenters include Kim Kardashian West, Puff Daddy, Fifth Harmony, and Jaden Smith
Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj will rock the MTV Video Music Awards stage once again.
MTV announced Wednesday the two will perform “Side to Side,” a collaboration from Grande’s third record, Dangerous Woman, during the upcoming awards show. Grande made the news herself with a time-lapsed custom-created art feature by London-based illustrator Hattie Stewart.
During the 2014 ceremony, Grande and Minaj opened the show with a medley of the pop singer’s hit “Break Free,” the rapper’s “Anaconda,” and then their collaboration with Jessie J, “Bang Bang.” Grande did not appear last year, while Minaj performed “Trini Dem Girls” and “The Night Is Still Young” before Taylor Swift joined in at the end of the latter. Swift then led into the first few lines of the beef-squashing “Bad Blood.”
MTV also announced a handful of presenters, including Kim Kardashian West, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Alicia Keys, Ansel Elgort, Bebe Rexha, Fifth Harmony, Jaden Smith, Rita Ora, Shameik Moore, and Tove Lo.
The VMAs will air live from New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
See the time-lapse video below.