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Nicki Minaj Will Take the Stage for First-Ever Solo VMA Performance

MTV is betting on an over-the-top performance from Nicki Minaj at this year's Video Music Awards.

The "Anaconda" rapper and headline-maker has been tapped to perform at the August 24th ceremony, marking her first ever solo set on the VMA stage. Minaj previously performed at the 2010 VMA pre-show and alongside Alicia Keys for a fiery rendition of "Girl on Fire" during the 2012 broadcast.

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Minaj will perform new music from her forthcoming album, Pink Print, and with all the buzz surrounding Minaj's NSFW "Anaconda" single art and video tease, we can only imagine what she's got in store.

You may recall last year's jaw-dropping, Parents Television Council-enraging VMA moment, involving Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and a foam finger. Could Minaj provide this year's standout moment? We wouldn't doubt it.

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Other artists slated to hit the stage include Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer, Usher, Iggy Azalea, Maroon 5 and Beyonce, who will be accepting the coveted Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

The VMAs will air live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on August 24.

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