Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion have joined the lineup at the 2023 Video Music Awards. The VMAs announced that two will reunite on stage for a debut performance of “Bongos," their latest collaboration. The music-forward awards ceremony is scheduled to take place September 12 at the Prudential Center in Newark, with Nicki Minaj returning as host and performer.
Back for the second consecutive year, Minaj will announce the show's star-studding performance line-up and deliver the world premiere performance of her newest single, “Last Time I Saw You.” Minaj is also nominated for six awards, including "Video of the Year" for "Super Freaky Girl." The night's presenters include Coco Jones, Ice Spice, French Montana, GloRilla and more.
SZA, Doja Cat and more artists lead the nominations with eight apiece. Beyoncé, Diddy, Drake and Ice Spice and more have four nominations each.
Rapper Metro Boomin will make his VMA debut with two of his hit singles: “Superhero (Heroes & Villains)” featuring Future, and “Calling” with A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Swae Lee and NAV. The first-time VMA nominee is up for four awards this year, including “Album of the Year” and “Best Hip-Hop.”
Legendary mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs will accept the prestigious Global Icon Award and perform live on the show for the first time since 2005. Diddy is nominated for four awards this year, including "Best Collaboration," as well as "Best Rap" and "Best R&B," for his work on “Creepin” (Remix) and “Gotta Move On.”
The 2023 Video Music Awards airs live on Tuesday, September 12 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV and Paramount+.