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Nicki Minaj to open MTV VMAs on Sunday

Nicki Minaj is heading to MTV's Video Music Awards this weekend -- and not only that, she's also opening the show.

It marks the third time Minaj has played the VMAs; fans may recall her "Anaconda" performance from last year.

Minaj has had a busy summer, taking her sold-out Pinkprint tour all over the country and overseas.

She'll be joined by some big names at Sunday's VMAs. Also set to perform are Pharrell, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Bieber and A$AP Rocky.

Miley Cyrus will host this year's awards show.

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