Nicki Minaj performed a jam-packed medley of some of her biggest hits at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards – watch it below.
The Pinktape rapper, who was MTV’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award recipient, kicked things off with an acapella rendition of her song “All Things Go.” From there, she dove into “Monster,” followed by “Beez In The Trap,” “Chun-Li,” “Moment 4 Life,” “Super Bass” and “Anaconda” before closing out with her most recent Billboard smash “Super Freaky Girl.”
The medley served as Nicki Minaj’s first VMA performance since 2018, and in addition to her Vanguard Award, also managed to snag the “Best Hip Hop” trophy for her single “Do We Have A Problem?” with Lil Baby.
While accepting the prestigious Vanguard award – which celebrates the “profound impact” of music videos on popular culture – Nicki Minaj noted the outstanding contributions of those who’ve influenced her creativity. The Young Money superstar shouted out Lil Wayne, Foxy Brown, Lauryn Hill Hill, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh, as well as several artists who’ve supported her along the way — such as Kanye West, Beyoncé, Eminem, Drake, Rihanna and Britney Spears.
The latest wins for Nicki Minaj come after her latest single “Super Freaky Girl” made Spotify History upon its debut, earning Nicki the largest solo debut for a female rap song in Spotify history.
The track was streamed more than three million times on its first day and became the top new entry on the Spotify Global Chart debuting at No. 13.
Along with the massive Spotify debut, “Super Freaky Girl” also went No. 1 on iTunes on the U.S. and Canada charts and entered the Top 100 in multiple countries including Mexico, the U.K. and Australia.
Watch the full VMA performance below.