Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj to Perform ‘Side to Side’ at 2016 MTV VMAs

Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande
Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Slay! MTV announced on Wednesday, August 24, that Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj are scheduled to perform at the 2016 MTV VMAs on Sunday, August 28.

The stars are set to perform “Side to Side” off Grande’s third studio album, Dangerous Woman.

Minaj and Grande join previously announced performers Future, Rihanna, and Nick Jonas. VMA icon Britney Spears is also scheduled to hit the stage, nine years after her last performance, in 2007. The pop princess will perform her smash hit “Make Me…,” featuring G-Eazy.

According to the press release, comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will present social media influencers @TheShamester and @LizardSheeple, who will provide commentary throughout the show along with correspondents Jay Pharoah, Nicole Byer and DJ Khaled.

Diddy, Alicia Keys, Ansel Elgort, Bebe Rexha, Fifth Harmony, Jaden Smith, Kim Kardashian West, Rita Ora, Shameik Moore and Tove Lo will also be presenting throughout the awards show, which will be held at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Beyoncé and Adele lead the nominations and are both up for Video of the Year.

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards air live on MTV on Sunday, August 28, at 9 p.m. ET. Stay with Us Weekly throughout the evening for complete coverage!

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