MTV has just announced that Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are set to perform their latest collaboration, “Bongos,” live at the 2023 VMAs, scheduled for September 12th. However, this exciting revelation has sparked speculation among fans, primarily because Nicki Minaj is hosting the star-studded event.
On Monday, September 4th, the cover art for Nicki Minaj’s upcoming album was unveiled, coincidentally minutes after Cardi B shared the artwork for her new track with Megan Thee Stallion. While it could be dismissed as mere happenstance, social media is abuzz with theories about an underlying rivalry between these two prominent New York-based emcees.
One fan on social media posed the question, “Who’s going to announce them?” Another pondered, “With Nicki as the host, this will certainly be very interesting. I am seated. All the more reason to perform ‘RRDS,’ haha.” A third user mused, “Wait, does this mean Nicki will have to announce their names since she is the host?”
The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards promise a lineup of electrifying performances, including Diddy, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Anitta, Doja Cat, and many others. The event is renowned for its energetic showcases and memorable pop culture moments, making this year’s show highly anticipated. However, amidst the excitement, many fans believe there may be tension brewing between two of the headlining performers and the host.
In a statement to the press, Bruce Gillmer, president of music and music talent at Paramount+, expressed enthusiasm about returning to the Prudential Center in Newark for this year’s VMAs, aiming to celebrate the event with the passionate fans of the Garden State. The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards are set to deliver a night filled with exceptional music and entertainment.