In 2015, Minaj won in the same categories again, with the “Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album” award being for her third studio album The Pinkprint. In 2011, Minaj won her first MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video for her single “Super Bass“. The following year, Minaj won another award for Best Female Video for her single “Starships“. In 2015 and 2018, she won the awards for Best Hip-Hop Video for “Anaconda” and “Chun-Li“. She also won the BET Awards for Best Female Hip Hop Artist from 2010 to 2016.
This year MTV adds to Nicki Minaj awards by congratulating her with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Onika also performs live during 2022 show for the first time in four years.
MTV spoke out about it. The award is presented to artists for their outstanding contributions and profound impact on music video and popular culture. Unlike other trophies given at the VMAs, the Vanguard Award is a gold-plated Moon Person rather than a traditional silver one. Previous Vanguard Award recipients include Madonna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez, and Missy Elliott. Additionally, David Bowie, The Beatles, and director Richard Lester shared the honor at the first-ever VMAs in September 1984.
Additionally, they stated, the “Chun-Li” rappers nominations include this year in the Best Hip Hop category for her major single “Do We Have a Problem?”
The song also features fellow rapper Lil Baby.
This marks her seventeenth nomination at the VMAs since her debut in 2010.
She took home her first Moon Person statue for Best Hip Hop Video in 2011 (“Super Bass”) and another the following year for Best Female Video (“Starships”).
Nicki Minaj awards also include a Moon Person in 2019 for Best Power Anthem (“Hot Girl Summer”).
Minaj shared the details on her Instagram as well. I’m receiving the Video Vanguard Award at the 2022 #VMAs! You DO NOT !!!! I REPEAT!!!! You do NOTTTTTT want to miss my performance – Sunday August 28 at 8p on @MTV.