The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards , hosted by Kevin Hart, was an award show that took place Thursday, September 6, 2012, honoring the best music videos of the year. The awards were broadcast from the Staples Center arena at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles. Nominations were announced on July 31, 2012. Rihanna and Drake received five nominations, while Katy Perry and Beyoncé received four. Nicki Minaj received three nominations, and won one award. It was confirmed that Minaj would perform live at the Staples Center with a secret guest, while her tourmate 2 Chainz will make his VMA debut. This was the first time Nicki performed on the main stage. The first was at the pre-show back in 2010.
Nicki Minaj NominationsEdit
Nicki was nominated for three awards. The nominees were announced on July 31.
Best Hip-Hop VideoEdit
- Childish Gambino, "Heartbeat"
- Drake feat. Lil Wayne, "HYFR" (won)
- Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, "Mercy"
- Watch the Throne, "Paris"
- Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, "Beez in the Trap"
Best Female Video Edit
- Rihanna, "We Found Love"
- Katy Perry, "Part of Me"
- Beyoncé, "Love on Top"
- Nicki Minaj, "Starships" (won)
- Selena Gomez & The Scene, "Love You Like a Love Song"
Best Visual EffectsEdit
- David Guetta & Nicki Minaj, "Turn Me On"
- Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
- Linkin Park, "BURN IT DOWN"
- Rihanna, "Where Have You Been"
- Skrillex, "First Of The Year (Equinox)" (won)
Live performance Edit
- ↑ Wikipedia: 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Retrieved August 28, 2012.
- ↑ Rap-Up.com: Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, & 2 Chainz Added to VMA Performers Retrieved September 6, 2012.
- ↑ 2012 MTV Video Music Awards: The Nominations Are In! Drake and Rihanna lead the pack with five nods each at the awards show, airing live on September 6 at 8 p.m. EST. By Gil Kaufman from MTV. Retrieved August 28, 2012.