The 2012 MTV EMA's (also known as the MTV Europe Music Awards) was held in Frankfurt, Germany on November 18th 2012.
It was the first time that Nicki Minaj was nominated for an EMA. She was nominated for three awards. Nicki was supposed to perform at the show (probably with Alicia Keys in "Girl On Fire (Inferno Version)"), but was occupied doing the American Idol auditions. Nicki won one award.